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Representations of Christian martyrdom

Rachel Anne Rakotonirina

Representations of Christian martyrdom

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by Rachel Anne Rakotonirina

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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English


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Dissertation (PhD) - University of Birmingham, Department of Theology, School of Philosophy and Theology, Faculty of Arts, 1998.

Statementby Rachel Anne Rakotonirina.
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Open LibraryOL17539653M

Feb 25,  · The explosion in martyrdom literature from the fourth century on was due both to the popularity of martyrs and to the ease with which these heroes could be Author: Candida Moss.


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Nov 09,  · Although Castelli explores some visual representations of martyrdom, the book primarily deals with literary constructions, with special attention given to ante-pacem texts.

Following a lucid introductory chapter outlining collective memory as a theoretical model for the study of early Christian martyrdom, Castelli dedicates the next four.

Mar 04,  · "Saints Re-membered: Chinese Dramatization of Martyrdom" published on 04 Mar by appligraphic-groupe.com: John T. Lai. 12 books about Martyrdom. Although studies of early Christian martyrdom have proliferated in recent decades, this book stands out by conveying to a wider audience the essence of this spirituality in its relevance to both theology and the life of every astute Christian today.

unstable and contested representations of martyrdom as well. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution Representations of Christian martyrdom book organization should be applied.

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17 and Hennacy took a Attributes: Christian martyrdom, Sword. Martyrdom and the Making of Christianity and Judaism. argues that Christian martyrdom has nothing to do with Judaism or with the Palestinian cultural context of early Christianity, but is.

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In so doing, she has, moreover, produced a text admirable for both its lucidity and its conciseness, though each may come at some price. The martyr's story becomes a "usable past" and a "living tradition" for Christian communities and an especially effective vehicle for transmitting ideas about gender, power, and sanctity.

An unlikely legacy of early Christian martyrdom is the emergence of modern "martyr cults" in the wake of the shootings at Columbine High School. Traditionally, Stephen is invested with a crown of martyrdom; artistic representations often depict him with three stones Representations of Christian martyrdom book the martyr's palm frond.

Eastern Christian iconography shows him as a young, beardless man with a tonsure, wearing a deacon's vestments, and often holding a miniature church building or a appligraphic-groupe.com: AD 34 (aged 29), Jerusalem, Judaea, Roman Empire.

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe (Harvard Historical Studies) at appligraphic-groupe.com Read /5(7).

Literary Representations of Christianity in Late Qing and Republican China contributes to the “literary turn” in the study of Chinese Christianity by foregrounding the importance of literary texts, including the major genres of Chinese Christian literature (novels, drama and poetry) of the late Qing and Republican periods.

These multifarious types of texts demonstrated the multiple Author: John T. Lai. In the phenomenon of martyrdom, history, religion, and literature meet. Martyrs were made Representations of Christian martyrdom book only by the grim stand-off between a dissident believer and determined authority, but also by writers and readers who represent and interpret an individual death within a religious framework.

Representation and interpretation often overlapped cross-confessionally as Reformation-era writers contested Author: Susannah Brietz Monta. Stories concerning family relationships in life-or-death situations possess both a peculiar magnetism and a surprising longevity.

This is nowhere more true than the martyrdom of the Maccabean mother and her seven sons, which became a favorite literary motif of later Christian authors. Jun 01,  · The study of Euphemia leads to the case of Thecla, the Anatolian saint (never actually martyred), the chapter that comes closest to fulfilling the purpose of the book.

In it, Castelli analyzes a succession of Thecla texts created over time and the ways in which iconographic representations of the saint relate to written discourses about appligraphic-groupe.com: Brent D. Shaw.

Early Christian and Medieval Martyrdom Let’s start by reminding ourselves of the terrain we’re attempting to delineate Review: martyr vs. saint At the end of Week 3, we talked about some of the criteria that might be used to determine martyrdom:. suffering/death. devotion to a (religious) cause.

Jul 25,  · Martyrdom and Memory: Early Christian Culture Making. New York: Columbia University Press. Since its publication inElizabeth A. Castelli’s Martyrdom and Memory: Early Christian Meaning Making has been recognized as one of a handful of monographs contributing to a larger analytical turn in the study of Christian origins.

Castelli. Niederer Saxon D. () Complementary Representations of the Care of the Self in the Gospel of Mary and the Martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicity. In: The Care of the Self in Early Christian Texts.

In: The Care of the Self in Early Christian appligraphic-groupe.com: Deborah Niederer Saxon. pointed reminder of a long history of Christian resistance based on martyrdom. Just as John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs uses the larger context of church history to situate sixteenth-century Protestant martyrdom, The Virgin Martir appropriates and refigures the history of early Christian persecution in order to construct a viable model ofCited by: 8.

James Rives, "The Piety of a Persecutor," Journal of Early Christian Studies (): Alfred C. Rush, Death and Burial in Christian Antiquity. Catholic University of Maerica Studies in Christian Antiquity 1. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, pp.

xxviii + Roman Persecution of the Early Church (Adrian Russell). This offers an innovative interpretation of Paul's account of and response to the so-called Antioch Incident- the confrontation between the apostles Peter and Paul.

The author argues that the nature and significance of the central issue at stake in Antioch gain great clarity and force when viewed in relation to a Maccabean martyr model of Judaism as now christologically reconfigured and Pages: David L.

Eastman is Sherrill Chair of Bible at the The McCallie School in Chattanooga,TN. In his research he employs archaeological, textual, liturgical, and artistic evidence for the study of early Christian constructions of identity, the cult of the saints, and the reception and expansion of the apostolic histories.

Martyrological poems can be understood as a response to Christian representations of Jewish martyrdom in triumphalist terms: as proof that God had forsaken the Jews and turned toward Christians with favor. Images of Jews burning in hell confirmed what autos-da-fé implied: [49].

Part III: Martyrdom in the Medieval and Reformation World; Part IV: Martyrdom in Global Perspective; Part V: Legacies of Martyrdom; References; CHAPTER 2: Creating and Contesting Christian Martyrdom Introduction: The “Problem” of Martyrdom; Problematizing Martyrdom: Killing and Suicide in Jewish and Christian Martyrdom; Contesting Martyrdom.

Christian Iconography. By reason of its long history and the dynamic concepts that controlled it, the growth of Christian iconography is rich and varied. Beginning with the catacomb frescoes in the early centuries of the Christian era, it deals with the perils faced by the human soul on earth in its journey toward eternal salvation.

So this is a call, not just to interpret “representations of violence” in our familiar canon of 2 Maccabees and Josephus, Luke-Acts and Perpetua, Tertullian and the Book of Judges, but to move out into the historical world in which representations inspired pogroms and people were actually burned or dismembered out of some mob’s religious.

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It is related to the crucifix (a cross that includes a usually three-dimensional representation of Jesus’ body). Book Description: The 'Other' Martyrs is a collection of essays that center on a diverse thematic array of women's martyrdom across periods and cultures.

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Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy the late Geoffrey de Ste. Croix Edited by Michael Whitby and Joseph Streeter. A brilliant and provocative collection of essays on early Christian topics by a great radical historian. The book covers the earliest sources, including those from the Jewish and Christian traditions, discussions about what constituted martyrdom, differences in attitudes between Sunnis and Shi'ites.

Matthew often appears in Christian art among the four evangelists. When the evangelists are represented only by symbols, especially in the earlier art, Matthew's symbol will be an angel ().When they are presented as men with attributes, Matthew's attribute is an angel (), often a small one standing at his left foot ().See the page for the evangelists.

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- Martyrdom and Literature in Early Modern England by - Susannah Brietz Monta and irony than to representations of unshakeable faith.

Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, ), 4. Paul Hartog is a Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Studies at Faith Baptist appligraphic-groupe.com earned his Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago.

Besides several edited volumes and numerous articles and essays, he has also authored Polycarp and the New Testament (Mohr Siebeck, ) and Polycarp’s Epistle to the Philippians and the Martyrdom of Polycarp (Oxford University Press, ).

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Einbinder She ebook that the symbolic representations of martyrdom in these poems provided an idealized model of how Jews should live as well as a prescriptive vision of death in the face of persecution and conversionary inducements.

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