Witness of the Body : The Past, Present and Future of Christian Martyrdom by Michael L. Budde

Witness of the Body : The Past, Present and Future of Christian Martyrdom
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Author: Michael L. Budde
Number of Pages: 240 pages
Published Date: 01 May 2011
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publication Country: Grand Rapids, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9780802862587
File size: 42 Mb
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In an age of suicide bombers and paranoid political rhetoric, the concept of martyrdom can make ordinary Christians uncomfortable, filled at once with fascination and dread. Christian martyrdom may seem like something far removed from common experience -- something only from long ago (in gruesome stories of ancient saints and Roman lions) or far away (in troubled Africa or Central Asia or the war-torn Middle East). In this volume, however, twelve scholars from across academic disciplines demystify Christian martyrdom and resituate it within the everyday practices of the church. Beginning with the persecution of early Christians by the Roman Empire, "Witness of the Body"explores the place of martyrdom in the church through all ages and into the future. Combining expert historical studies with clear-headed analysis, these chapters will help Christians better understand Christian martyrdom not as a quick ticket to heaven or a cheap political ploy -- not as something mystically distant from everyday life -- but, rather, as the firm and faithful witness of Christ's church in a hostile world. ContributorsAnn W. AstellMichael L. BuddeWilliam T. CavanaughLawrence CunninghamStephen FowlBrad S. GregoryEric O. HansonGeoffrey HoldsclawEmmanuel M. KatongoleD. Stephen LongJoyce E. SalisburyTripp York"

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