Early Christian Martyr Stories

by Bryan Litfin (Author) }


Early Christian Martyr Stories

Format: Paperback

Vendor: Baker Publishing Group

Publication Date: October 07, 2014

ISBN: 080104958X

ISBN-13: 9780801049583

Number of Pages: 188

Weight: 0.69 lb

Dimensions: 9 × 6 (inches)

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Product Description

Personal narratives are powerful instruments for teaching, both for conveying information and for forming character. The martyrdom accounts preserved in the literature of early Christianity are especially intense and dramatic. However, these narratives are not readily available and are often written in intimidating prose, making them largely inaccessible for the average reader. This introductory text brings together key early Christian martyrdom stories in a single volume, offering new, easy-to-read translations and expert commentary. An introduction and explanatory notes accompany each translation. The book not only provides a vivid window into the world of early Christianity but also offers spiritual encouragement and inspiration for Christian life today.

Author Info

Bryan M. Litfin (PhD, University of Virginia) is professor of theology at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of several books, including Getting to Know the Church Fathers, and has written numerous scholarly articles and essays.

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