The English Martyr from Reformation to Revolution

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Traditionally, Christian martyrdom is a repetition of the story of Christ s suffering and death: the more closely the victim replicates the Christological model, the more legible the martyrdom. But if the textual construction of martyrdom depends on the rehearsal of a paradigmatic story, how do we reconcile the broad range of individuals, beliefs, and persecutions seeking justification by claims of martyrdom? Observing how martyrdom is constituted through the interplay of historical event and literary form, Alice Dailey ...

The English Martyr from Reformation to Revolution 2012, University of Notre Dame Press

ISBN-13: 9780268026127

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