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The Resource Martyrdom : a guide for the perplexed, Paul Middleton

Martyrdom : a guide for the perplexed, Paul Middleton

Label
Martyrdom : a guide for the perplexed
Title
Martyrdom
Title remainder
a guide for the perplexed
Statement of responsibility
Paul Middleton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It can be said, almost without exaggeration, that martyrdom has become one of the most pressing theological issues facing the contemporary world. Since the attack on the WorldTradeCenter in 2001, the world has had to face up to an Islamic manifestation of martyrdom. Martyrdom has a long history; as long as individuals have been dying for their faith or cause, others have been telling and more importantly, interpreting their stories. These martyrologies are essentially conflict stories. Whether a Christian confessing her faith before a bemused Roman governor, or a suicide bomber blowing himself up in a crowed café in Jerusalem, the way these stories are recounted-positively or negatively-reflect a wider conflict in which the narrator and his community find themselves. Martyr narratives, whether textual, oral, or even a CNN news report, do more than simply report a death; they also contain the interpretative framework by which that death is understood-again positively or negatively. When the death of a martyr is reported, the way in which that story is told places that death within a larger narrative of conflict, which may be regional, global, or even cosmic. The martyr becomes a symbol of the community's desires and hopes, or for that matter, their terrors and fears, but in either case, the martyr is representative of a larger struggle, and often martyrology contains the vision of how the community envisages final victory over their enemy. This book aims to illuminate the way these conflict stories have been told and function (principally, though not exclusively) within Christian, Jewish, and Islamic communities
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1970-
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Middleton, Paul
Dewey number
272.1
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1601.3
LC item number
.M53 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
T & T Clark guides for the perplexed
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  • Martyrdom
  • Martyrdom
  • Martyrdom
  • RELIGION
  • Christian theology
  • Martyrdom
  • Martyrdom
  • Martyrdom
Label
Martyrdom : a guide for the perplexed, Paul Middleton
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-201) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Making Martyrs -- Persecution and Martyrdom in Early Christianity -- The theology of Martyrdom in Early Christianity -- Christian Martyrdom in an Era of Christendom -- Martyrdom in Judaism -- Martyrdom in Islam -- Postscript: Narrating Martyrdom
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743125947
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1 online resource (xii, 209 pages).
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online
Isbn
9780567635709
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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9780567336750
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)743125947
Label
Martyrdom : a guide for the perplexed, Paul Middleton
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-201) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Making Martyrs -- Persecution and Martyrdom in Early Christianity -- The theology of Martyrdom in Early Christianity -- Christian Martyrdom in an Era of Christendom -- Martyrdom in Judaism -- Martyrdom in Islam -- Postscript: Narrating Martyrdom
Control code
743125947
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 209 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780567635709
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9780567336750
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)743125947

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