n HTS : Theological Studies - The blood of martyrs : Unintended consequences of ancient violence, J.E. Salisbury : book review

Volume 61, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0259-9422
  • E-ISSN: 2072-8050



Extracted from text ... HTS 60(3) 2005 1021 Salisbury J E, 2004 - The blood of martyrs: Unintended consequences of ancient violence Publisher: New York: Routledge. 233 pages. Price: US$ 27-50 Reviewer: Prof G A Duncan (University of Pretoria) This book explains how martyrdom served as a stimulant to church growth during the first three centuries of the Common Era and how its influence extended far beyond converting people to Christianity. It is divided into two parts. The first, "The Power of the Martyrs" considers how ideas on the influence of accounts of the martyrs continue to affect us today. Boekbesprekings / Book Reviews ..

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