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Ancient Christian Martyrdom: Diverse Practices, Theologies, and Traditions

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Ancient Christian Martyrdom: Diverse Practices, Theologies, and Traditions - Moss, Candida R, and Collins, John (Editor)
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The importance of martyrdom for the spread of Christianity in the first centuries of the Common Era is a question of enduring interest. In this innovative new study, Candida Moss offers a radically new history of martyrdom in the first and second centuries that challenges traditional understandings of the spread of Christianity and rethinks the nature of Christian martyrdom itself. Martyrdom, Moss shows, was not a single idea, theology, or practice: there were diverse perspectives and understandings of what it meant to die ...

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Ancient Christian Martyrdom: Diverse Practices, Theologies, and Traditions 2012, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300154658

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