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Martyrs by Edo van Belkom

Title Martyrs
Author Edo van Belkom
Publisher Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Release Date 2013-10-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 255
ISBN 9781625670151
Language English, Spanish, and French
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250 years ago, French Jesuits erected a mission deep in the uncharted Canadian wilderness, where they lived until they were brutally tortured and murdered by a band of Iroquois. Or so the legends say. Today Ste-Claire College stands near the legendary massacre site, the mission's memory now more folklore than fact. Then Ste-Claire professor, Karl Desbiens, a Regent in the Order of Jesus, and his band of students set off to locate the mission ruins. But after ten days of digging and searching, they find nothing... Until an old world evil is uncovered and the true nightmare is unleashed. With his own inner demons to struggle with, and his own crisis of faith to overcome, Karl Desbiens is an unlikely hero. Nevertheless, it's up to him to carry on the Jesuit tradition and fight the evil that has invaded Ste-Claire College before all of his students are dead.

Title Foxe s Book Of Martyrs
Author John Foxe
Publisher Jazzybee Verlag
Release Date 2012
Category
Total Pages 391
ISBN 9783849620356
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Acts and Monuments by John Foxe, popularly abridged as Foxe's Book of Martyrs, is a celebrated work of church history and martyrology, first published in English in 1563 by John Day. Published early in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and only five years after the death of the Roman Catholic Queen Mary I, Foxe's Acts and Monuments was an affirmation of the Protestant Reformation in England during a period of religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants. Foxe's account of church history asserted a historical justification that was intended to establish the Church of England as a continuation of the true Christian church rather than as a modern innovation, and it contributed significantly to a nationalistic repudiation of the Roman Catholic Church. The sequence of the work, initially in five books, covered first early Christian martyrs, a brief history of the medieval church, including the Inquisitions, and a history of the Wycliffite or Lollard movement. It then dealt with the reigns of Henry VIII and Edward VI, during which the dispute with Rome had led to the separation of the English Church from papal authority and the issuance of the Book of Common Prayer. The final book treated the reign of Queen Mary and the Marian Persecutions. (courtesy of wikipedia.com)

Desiring Martyrs by Harry O Maier

Title Desiring Martyrs
Author Harry O Maier
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
Release Date 2020-12-15
Category
Total Pages 200
ISBN 3110682486
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Martyrs create space and time through the actions they take, the fate they suffer, the stories they prompt, the cultural narratives against which they take place and the retelling of their tales in different places and contexts. The title Desiring Martyrs is meant in two senses. First, it refers to protagonists and antagonists of the martyrdom narratives who as literary characters seek martyrs and the way they inscribe certain kinds of cultural and social desire. Second, it describes the later celebration of martyrs via narrative, martyrdom acts, monuments, inscriptions, martyria, liturgical commemoration, pilgrimage, etc. Here there is a cultural desire to tell or remember a particular kind of story about the past that serves particular communal interests and goals. By applying the spatial turn to these ancient texts the volume seeks to advance a still nascent social geographical understanding of emergent Christian and Jewish martyrdom. It explores how martyr narratives engage pre-existing time-space configurations to result in new appropriations of earlier traditions.

Redeemed Bodies by Gail Corrington Streete

Title Redeemed Bodies
Author Gail Corrington Streete
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Release Date 2009
Category Religion
Total Pages 177
ISBN 9780664233297
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Why do religious people choose paths that lead to their deaths as martyrs? Why do some who are killed for their faith become known and revered while others do not? Gail Streete asks these important and disturbing questions in the context of early Christianity, looking at the stories of martyred women such as Thecla, Perpetua, and Felicitas--women whose stories helped shape Christian faith for centuries, yet are all but forgotten in the modern world. Streete reclaims these stories and relates them to tragic instances of martyrdom in our own world, pulling from stories as diverse as the victims of Columbine and female suicide attackers in the Muslim world. What do their deaths mean, and why do we find their stories so moving?

Title Foxe s Book of Martyrs and Early Modern Print Culture
Author John N. King
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2006-10-12
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781139460699
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book was first published in 2006. Second only to the Bible and Book of Common Prayer, John Foxe's Acts and Monuments, known as the Book of Martyrs, was the most influential book published in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The most complex and best-illustrated English book of its time, it recounted in detail the experiences of hundreds of people who were burned alive for their religious beliefs. John N. King offers the most comprehensive investigation yet of the compilation, printing, publication, illustration, and reception of the Book of Martyrs. He charts its reception across different editions by learned and unlearned, sympathetic and antagonistic readers. The many illustrations included here introduce readers to the visual features of early printed books and general printing practices both in England and continental Europe, and enhance this important contribution to early modern literary studies, cultural and religious history, and the history of the Book.

Acta Alexandrinorum by Herbert Musurillo

Title Acta Alexandrinorum
Author Herbert Musurillo
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1972
Category Christian martyrs
Total Pages 378
ISBN UVA:X004780232
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Death and Afterlife of the North American Martyrs
Author Emma Anderson
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2013-11-18
Category Religion
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9780674726161
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the 1640s, eight Jesuit missionaries met their deaths at the hands of native antagonists. With their collective canonization in 1930, these men became North America's first saints. Emma Anderson untangles the complexities of these seminal acts of violence and their ever-changing legacy across the centuries. While exploring how Jesuit missionaries perceived their terrifying final hours, she also seeks to comprehend the motivations of those who confronted them from the other side of the axe, musket, or caldron of boiling water, and to illuminate the experiences of those native Catholics who, though they died alongside their missionary mentors, have yet to receive comparable recognition as martyrs. In tracing the creation and evolution of the cult of the martyrs across the centuries, Anderson reveals the ways in which both believers and detractors have honored andpreserved the memory of the martyrs in this "afterlife," and how their powerful story has been continually reinterpreted in the collective imagination. As rival shrines rose on either side of the U.S.-Canadian border, these figures would both unite and deeply divide natives and non-natives, francophones and anglophones, Protestants and Catholics, Canadians and Americans, forging a legacy as controversial as it has been enduring.

Title Poetry and the Cult of the Martyrs
Author Michael Roberts
Publisher University of Michigan Press
Release Date 1993
Category Religion
Total Pages 222
ISBN 0472104497
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A beautifully detailed literary study of Prudentius's eulogies of the Christian martyrs

The Missing Martyrs by Charles Kurzman

Title The Missing Martyrs
Author Charles Kurzman
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2018-12-07
Category Religion
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9780190907976
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Why are there so few Muslim terrorists? With more than a billion Muslims in the world-many of whom supposedly hate the West and ardently desire martyrdom-why don't we see terrorist attacks every day? Where are the missing martyrs? These questions may seem counterintuitive, in light of the death and devastation that terrorists have wrought around the world. But the scale of violence, outside of civil war zones, has been far lower than the waves of attacks that the world feared in the wake of 9/11. Terrorists' own publications complain about Muslims' failure to join their cause. The Missing Martyrs draws on government sources and revolutionary publications, public opinion surveys and election results, historical documents and in-depth interviews with Muslims in the Middle East and around the world to examine barriers to terrorist recruitment, including liberal Islam, revolutionary rivalries, and an inelastic demand for U.S. foreign policy. This revised edition, updated to include the self-proclaimed "Islamic State," concludes that fear of terrorism should be brought into alignment with the actual level of threat, and that government policies and public opinion should be based on evidence rather than alarmist hyperbole.

Martyrs by Susan Bergman

Title Martyrs
Author Susan Bergman
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1998
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 332
ISBN 1570751617
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Provides a collection of biographies of nineteen modern Christian martyrs. Examines the life and work of people that include Oscar Romero, Steven Biko, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Discusses what martyrdom means in contemporary society, focusing on what martyrdom means for contemporary Christians.

Virgin Martyrs by Karen Anne Winstead

Title Virgin Martyrs
Author Karen Anne Winstead
Publisher Cornell University Press
Release Date 1997
Category Religion
Total Pages 201
ISBN 0801433339
Language English, Spanish, and French
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That sequence was embellished by incidents emblematic of the specific saint: Juliana's battle with the devil, Barbara's immurement in the tower, Katherine's encounter with spiked wheels.

Spectacles Of Empire by Christopher A. Frilingos

Title Spectacles of Empire
Author Christopher A. Frilingos
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date 2004-09-08
Category Religion
Total Pages 184
ISBN 9780812238228
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The book of Revelation presents a daunting picture of the destruction of the world, complete with clashing gods, a multiheaded beast, armies of heaven, and the final judgment of mankind. The bizarre conclusion to the New Testament is routinely cited as an example of the early Christian renunciation of the might and values of Rome. But Christopher A. Frilingos contends that Revelation's relationship to its ancient environment was a rather more complex one. In Spectacles of Empire he argues that the public displays of the Roman Empire—the games of the arena, the execution of criminals, the civic veneration of the emperor—offer a plausible context for reading Revelation. Like the spectacles that attracted audiences from one end of the Mediterranean Sea to the other, Revelation shares a preoccupation with matters of spectatorship, domination, and masculinity. Scholars have long noted that in promising a complete reversal of fortune to an oppressed minority, Revelation has provided inspiration to Christians of all kinds, from liberation theologians protesting globalization to the medieval Apostolic Brethren facing death at the stake. But Frilingos approaches the Apocalypse from a different angle, arguing that Revelation was not merely a rejection of the Roman world in favor of a Christian one; rather, its visions of monsters and martyrs were the product of an empire whose subjects were trained to dominate the threatening "other." By comparing images in Revelation to those in other Roman-era literature, such as Greek romances and martyr accounts, Frilingos reveals a society preoccupied with seeing and being seen. At the same time, he shows how Revelation calls attention to both the risk and the allure of taking in a show in a society which emphasized the careful scrutiny of one's friends, enemies, and self. Ancient spectators, Frilingos notes, whether seated in an arena or standing at a distance as Babylon burned, frequently discovered that they themselves had become part of the performance.

Martyrs by Edo Van Belkom

Title Martyrs
Author Edo Van Belkom
Publisher Design Image Group Incorporated
Release Date 2001
Category Fiction
Total Pages 275
ISBN 1891946137
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Glory Of The Martyrs by Gregorius,

Title Glory of the Martyrs
Author Gregorius,
Publisher Liverpool University Press
Release Date 1988
Category Religion
Total Pages 150
ISBN 0853232369
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Contains a series of anecdotes about the lives and cults of Christians who suffered and usually died for their beliefs. These anecdotes provide important historical evidence, first, for the ways bishops and their congregations manipulated traditions about the development of the early Church, and second, for the contemporary functions and meanings of the cults of saints during the sixth century. The spontaneity and literary modesty of many of the anecdotes make them especially valuable for modern historians intent upon understanding the early Frankish Church. In addition to the translation, this volume includes an introduction and commentary. The introduction summarizes essential information about the chronology, composition and purposes of the "Glory of the Martyrs", and also discusses other relevant topics, such as the role of these anecdotes in the celebration of the liturgy and the contrast between 'rusticity' and correct behaviours and belief. The commentary provides only basic identifications, dates, background and references to other secondary scholarly literature.

Title Making Martyrs in Late Antiquity
Author Lucy Grig
Publisher Bristol Classical Press
Release Date 2004-12-24
Category History
Total Pages 207
ISBN UOM:39015059235922
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Making Martyrs focuses on both artistic and textual representations to investigate the making of martyrs in the fourth- and fifth-century Latin West. It shows that this 'making' of martyrs played a crucial role in the process of Christianisation during the post-Constantinian period. The writings of some of the most important figures in late antique Christianity - Augustine, Ambrose and Jerome - are considered, along with a number of anonymous, marginal and marginalised texts. The book covers such major subjects as the history of martyrdom and martyr texts and the role of images and relics in cult and representation. It also examines a number of key themes including the role of spectacle in martyr representation, the importance of suffering in the construction of Christian identity, and the interaction of text and image in the process of representation. Between the chapters proper are 'inserts' focusing on individual martyrs (such as the African martyr bishop Cyprian, and the virgin martyr par excellence, Agnes).These sections provide close readings of the textual and material testimony, and show how politics (textual, sexual and ecclesiastical) were bound up in the making of martyrs. The power of the martyrs in Late Antiquity, and beyond, is clearly demonstrated.

Desiring Martyrs by Harry O. Maier

Title Desiring Martyrs
Author Harry O. Maier
Publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date 2020-12-16
Category History
Total Pages 244
ISBN 9783110682632
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Martyrs create space and time through the actions they take, the fate they suffer, the stories they prompt, the cultural narratives against which they take place and the retelling of their tales in different places and contexts. The title "Desiring Martyrs" is meant in two senses. First, it refers to protagonists and antagonists of the martyrdom narratives who as literary characters seek martyrs and the way they inscribe certain kinds of cultural and social desire. Second, it describes the later celebration of martyrs via narrative, martyrdom acts, monuments, inscriptions, martyria, liturgical commemoration, pilgrimage, etc. Here there is a cultural desire to tell or remember a particular kind of story about the past that serves particular communal interests and goals. By applying the spatial turn to these ancient texts the volume seeks to advance a still nascent social geographical understanding of emergent Christian and Jewish martyrdom. It explores how martyr narratives engage pre-existing time-space configurations to result in new appropriations of earlier traditions.

Title The Big Book of Martyrs
Author John Wagner
Publisher Dc Comics
Release Date 1997
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 191
ISBN IND:30000076417066
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Contains over 50 tales of Christian martyrs. Each biography is told in comic form by comic book writers and artists.

Title Of Heretics and Martyrs in Meiji Japan
Author James Edward Ketelaar
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 1993-03-28
Category History
Total Pages 285
ISBN 9780691024813
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How did Buddhism, so prominent in Japanese life for over a thousand years, become the target of severe persecution in the social and political turmoil of the early Meiji era? How did it survive attacks against it and reconstitute itself as an increasingly articulate and coherent belief system and a bastion of the Japanese national heritage? Here James Ketelaar elucidates not only the development of Buddhism in the late nineteenth century but also the strategies of the Meiji state.

Uncommon Martyrs by Fred Wilcox

Title Uncommon Martyrs
Author Fred Wilcox
Publisher Addison-Wesley
Release Date 1991
Category Religion
Total Pages 249
ISBN UOM:39015021502029
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Provides a history of the antinuclear movement in the United States, and its impact on society and politics