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Early Christian Martyr Stories: An Evangelical Introduction With New Translations

Bryan Litfin

Early Christian Martyr Stories: An Evangelical Introduction With New Translations

Bryan Litfin

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The martyrdom accounts of early Christianity are especially intense and dramatic. However, these narratives are often not easily accessible to the general reader. This introductory volume brings together key early martyrdom stories, offering new, easy-to-read translations and expert commentary.

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About "Early Christian Martyr Stories: An Evangelical Introduction With New Translations"

The martyrdom accounts of early Christianity are especially intense and dramatic. However, these narratives are often not easily accessible to the general reader. This introductory volume brings together key early martyrdom stories, offering new, easy-to-read translations and expert commentary.
- Koorong

:Personal narratives are powerful instruments for teaching, both for conveying information and for forming character. The martyrdom accounts preserved in the literature of early Christianity are especially intense and dramatic. However, these narratives are not readily available and are often written in intimidating prose, making them largely inaccessible for the average reader. This introductory text brings together key early Christian martyrdom stories in a single volume, offering new, easy-to-read translations and expert commentary. An introduction and explanatory notes accompany each translation. The book not only provides a vivid window into the world of early Christianity but also offers spiritual encouragement and inspiration for Christian life today.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Bryan Litfin

Bryan M. Litfin (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is associate professor of theology at Moody Bible Institute and the author of Getting to Know the Church Fathers (Brazos Press) and The Sword (Chiveis Trilogy- Crossway)
Koorong - Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • :contents
    introduction
    1. The Maccabean Martyrs: witnesses For God Before Christ
    2. Peter And Paul: apostolic Proto-martyrs
    3. Ignatius Of Antioch: final Journey To Christ
    4. Polycarp Of Smyrna: a Gospel Passion
    5. Justin Martyr: apologetics At The Ultimate Price
    6. The Martyrs Of Lyons And Vienne: a Crown Of Many Flowers
    7. The Scillitan Martyrs: africa Takes Its Stand
    8. Perpetua And Felicity: heroines Of Faith
    9. Tertullian: "the Blood Of Christians Is Seed"
    10. Origen Of Alexandria: a Theology Of Martyrdom
    11. The Great Persecution: the Church's Hour Of Fiery Testing
    12. The Peace Of Constantine: an Empire Conquered By The Cross
    13. Augustine Of Hippo: honoring The Martyrs' Memory
    epilogue: the Meaning Of The Martyrs
    index

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 80108
  • Product Code 9780801049583
  • ISBN 080104958X
  • EAN 9780801049583
  • Pages 188
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Oct 2014
  • Sales Rank #57100
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.312kg

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