The Blood of Martyrs
Unintended Consequences of Ancient Violence
By (author) Joyce E. Salisbury
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Blood of Martyrs by Joyce E. Salisbury
Book DescriptionIn The Blood of Martyrs Joyce E. Salisbury chronicles the many spectacles of violent martyrdom that took place during the first three centuries of the Christian era, describing the role of martyrdom in the development of the early Church, as well as its continuing influence on many of today's ideas. Salisbury shows through the engaging stories of the martyrs introduced in each chapter, how their legacy continues to shape contemporary ideas. Discussing modern martyrdom the book elicits deep lessons for the present from the ancient past and outlining the possibility of a religious future without violence. In The Blood of Martyrs, Salisbury brings to life this tumultuous time in late antiquity and sheds invaluable light on religious violence, modern martyrs, and self-sacrifice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415941297
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joyce E. Salisbury
Rome's Christian Empress, Hardback (May 2015)
Compulsively readable, Rome's Christian Empress is the first full-length work to give this fascinating and complex ruler her due.
Perpetua's Passion, Hardback (January 1998)» View all books by Joyce E. Salisbury
In 203 AD a group of Christians in Carthage were sentenced to death. One of these, a young mother, wrote a diary while awaiting execution. This narrative is the focus of this work which studies the conflict that resulted in her martyrdom and places it in an intellectual and social context.
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Author Biography - Joyce E. Salisbury
Joyce E. Salisbury holds the Frankenthal Professorship in History at the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay. She is the author of ten books, including the critically acclaimed Perpetua's Passion (Routledge 1997).
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