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Author Middleton, Paul, 1970-
Title Radical martyrdom and cosmic conflict in early Christianity / Paul Middleton.
Imprint London ; New York : T & T Clark, ©2006.

Author Middleton, Paul, 1970-
Series Library of New Testament studies ; 307
T & T Clark library of biblical studies
Library of New Testament studies ; 307.
T & T Clark library of biblical studies.
Subject Martyrdom -- Christianity -- History.
Christian martyrs -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 207 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-188) and indexes.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780567315724 (electronic bk.)
056731572X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 741690100
Additional Format Print version: Middleton, Paul. Radical martyrdom and cosmic conflict in early Christianity. London ; New York : T & T Clark, ©2006 0567041646 (DLC) 2006284098 (OCoLC)65203259

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