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Contextualising Early Christian Martyrdom - Engberg, Jakob (Editor), and Eriksen, Uffe Holmsgaard (Editor), and Petersen, Anders Klostergaard (Editor)
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This collection of essays examines Christian martyrdom by locating it in different historical, cultural and social contexts. Chronologically, the book analyses traditions predating the Christian martyr literature and ideology proper, and studies an example of how this ideology was transformed in the post-Constantinian era. Within this chronological span the following contextual themes are discussed: the arena and the values represented by gladiatorial combat and executions; the reaction of 'others' to Christian martyrdom ...

Contextualising Early Christian Martyrdom 2010, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, Frankfurt a.M.

ISBN-13: 9783631595138