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Radical martyrdom and cosmic conflict in early Christianity [electronic resource] / Paul Middleton.

By: Middleton, Paul, Dr.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Library of New Testament studies: 307.; T & T Clark library of biblical studies: Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xv, 207 p.).ISBN: 9780567315724 (electronic bk.); 056731572X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Martyrdom -- Christianity -- History | Christian martyrs -- History | Religion | Martyre -- Christianisme -- Histoire | Martyrs chr�etiens -- Histoire | RELIGION -- History | MartelaarschapGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Radical martyrdom and cosmic conflict in early Christianity.DDC classification: 272/.1 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: making martyrs -- Radical martyrdom in early Christianity --Towards a theology of radical martyrdom -- The origins of Christian martyrdom -- Radical martyrdom and cosmic conflict in the New Testament.
Summary: Several view of martyrdom co-existed in the early Church. The 'orthodox' position, generally accepted by scholars, was that a Christian should choose martyrdom rather than deny the Faith, but should not, on any account, court death. Although it has been recognised that some in the early Church did seek a glorified death, by giving themselves over to arrest, most scholars have dismissed such acts as differing from 'the accepted attitude to martyrdom' in the early Church. Therefore, instances of volitional, or radical martyrdom, have been largely overlooked or sidelined in scholarly investigatio.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-188) and indexes.

Introduction: making martyrs -- Radical martyrdom in early Christianity --Towards a theology of radical martyrdom -- The origins of Christian martyrdom -- Radical martyrdom and cosmic conflict in the New Testament.

Several view of martyrdom co-existed in the early Church. The 'orthodox' position, generally accepted by scholars, was that a Christian should choose martyrdom rather than deny the Faith, but should not, on any account, court death. Although it has been recognised that some in the early Church did seek a glorified death, by giving themselves over to arrest, most scholars have dismissed such acts as differing from 'the accepted attitude to martyrdom' in the early Church. Therefore, instances of volitional, or radical martyrdom, have been largely overlooked or sidelined in scholarly investigatio.

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