Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Vol 41, No 3 (2012)

Current Trends in the Study of Early Christian Martyrdom

Candida R Moss

Abstract


This paper investigate recent scholarship on early Christian martyrdom. It discusses the shift away from the study of the origins of martyrdom to an interest in martyrdom and the body, Christian identity formation, and martyrdom and orthodoxy. It further discusses the need for a reappraisal of the evidence for early Christian martyrdom and the renewed attention that questions of dating, authorship, and provenance have received.

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