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Bibil Identifier bibil:223111
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Voluntary Martyrdom Revisited
Author Buck, P. Lorraine
Journal The Journal of Theological Studies (Volume: 63, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 125-135 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Geoffrey de Ste. Croix, in his article entitled ‘Aspects of the “Great” Persecution’, published in 1954, argued that the number of voluntary martyrs in Eusebius’ Martyrs of Palestine was astonishingly large. In a later article entitled ‘Why were the Early Christians Persecuted?’, published in 1963, he further suggested that the large number of voluntary martyrs in early Christendom was at least partly responsible for instigating persecutions or for exacerbating those already in progress. This article questions each of these suppositions, as well as recent scholarship on the subject that builds upon his conclusions.
DOI doi:10.1093/jts/fls017
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Martyrdom
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Persecution
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Eusebius of Cesarea
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