Martyrdom

Martyrdom Why Martyrs Still Matter

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Synopsis

Since the early days of Christianity, martyrdom has had a particularly honoured place, and 2020 will see the Catholic Church marking the fiftieth anniversary of the canonization of 40 martyrs killed during the Reformation in England and Wales.

In this powerful exploration of the significance of martyrdom today, Catherine Pepinster looks at the lives of over a dozen martyrs, past and present, to consider how ideas about giving up your life for your faith have changed over the centuries, and especially the way martyrs often become caught up in the clash between religion and politics.

Book information

ISBN: 9780281081653
Publisher: SPCK
Imprint: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 272
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 714g
Height: 166mm
Width: 241mm
Spine width: 34mm