Dying to Be Men: Gender and Language in Early Christian Martyr Texts (Gender, Theory, and Religion)

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There was a problem with saving your item s for later. You can go to cart and save for later there. Dying to Be Men - eBook. I really wish I could have used this book more because it has some really interesting ideas. I used the basic idea of Cosmic Warfare which Koscheski believes is relevant for the study of ancient Christian martyrdom although its focus is on contemporary acts of religious violence. Kelley, Nicole. This article views martyrdom through the lens of Greek philosophy.

I wish I could have used more of it. It contextualizes the martyrdom accounts, by providing relevant information about the time period, who the readers or really the listeners were likely to be, and goes through various martyr stories to connect them through the concept of a fearless death. Koscheski, Jonathan. He provides a justification for viewing the Roman Empire as the evil enemy threatening the survival of Christianity and explains the common association of Rome with Satan.

It also goes into the eschatological mindset of the early Church and its implications on the urgency and eagerness of martyrs to die for their group. The early Christians did not typically engage in actual warfare, but were still highly influence by military and war imagery and thus took on a non-violent symbolic struggle against evil, in which the victory came as a result of superior strength of obedience and faith and not physical ability.

The martyr is viewed as a heroic warrior-like figure worth imitating. Lieu, Judith. Neither Jew Nor Greek? But I did find a nice section on the depiction of the Jews in Polycarp.


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It provided the behind the text information I was looking for on why the Jews were presented in such a way and how they could be viewed as enemies aligned with the Roman authorities. She ultimately makes the case for their relative innocence the powerful influence of Satan over them and their lack of strength to overcome it.

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Middleton, Paul. Middleton defines the cosmic significance of the martyr stories. He explains the eager frenzy of some martyrs who seek out the opportunity to be arrested and martyred in order to receive the benefits of the sacrifice. Wish I could have said more about it! Mursurillo, Herbert. The Acts of the Christian Martyrs. That is exemplified by the authorship of the whole community, the references to all of Christianity, and the conversation after the story.

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