Schockenhoff, Eberhard

Resolution and resistance The testimony of martyrs

Resolution and resistance
The testimony of martyrs

From the beginnings of Christendom to the present day, Christians have sacrificed their lives for their faith or for justice. This book examines the significance of martyrs. It draws on the Early Christian theology of martyrdom and puts this in the context of the testimonies of present day martyrs. It also comments on the inflationary use of the term martyrdom for the fanatical suicidal martyrs who are only too ready to use violence.

size: 13,5 x 21,5 cm, 240 pages, 

ISBN 978-3-451-33650-8

about the author:

Eberhard Schockenhoff, Professor of Moral Theology at the University of Freiburg. Member of the National Ethic Committee. Numerous publications.


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