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Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy by Geoffrey de Ste. Croix
Book DescriptionThis volume brings together seven seminal papers by the great radical historian Geoffrey de Ste. Croix, who died in 2000, on early Christian topics, with an especial focus on persecution and martyrdom. Christian martyrdom is a topic which conjures up ready images of inhumane persecutors confronted by Christian heroes who perish for the instant but win the long-term battle for reputation. In five of these essays Ste. Croix scrutinizes the evidence to reveal the significant role of Christian themselves, first as volunteer martyrs and later, after the triumph of Christianity in the early fourth century, as organizers of much more effective persecutions. A sixth essay pursues the question of the control of Christianity through a comprehensive study of the context for one of the Church's most important and divisive doctrinal decisions, at the Council of Chalcedon (AD 451); the key role of the emperor and his senior secular officials is revealed, contrary to the prevailing interpretation of Church historians. Finally the attitudes of the early Church towards property and slavery are reviewed, to show the divide between the Gospel message and actual practice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199278121
(223mm x 145mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Geoffrey de Ste. Croix
Athenian Democratic Origins, Hardback (March 2004)» View all books by Geoffrey de Ste. Croix
A defence of the Athenian democracy, showing how even its oddest features made sense. It illustrates the different factors influencing Athenian politics - for instance, trade and commercial interests mattered very little.
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Author Biography - Geoffrey de Ste. Croix
Geoffrey de Ste. Croix was Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at New College, Oxford from 1953 until 1977. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1972. He published Origins of the Peloponnesian War in 1972 and The Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World in 1981; the latter book was translated into Spanish and Greek, and won the Isaac Deutscher Memorial prize for 1982.
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