n International Journal for Religious Freedom - Researching persecution and martyrdom : part 1. The external perspective : academic article

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2070-5484



Persecution and martyrdom can be viewed from a human rights / religious freedom perspective or from a Christian theological perspective. The author presents current research, outlines various research questions and points to academic disciplines which do or could pursue these: Why do the world religions and worldviews persecute Christians? (Religious Studies); What types of persecution are there? (Social Sciences); How can country profiles on persecution be developed? (Social Sciences); Where are Christians persecuted most today? (Geography for Mapping); How can the intensity of persecution be measured? (Sociology of Religion); What global trends can be observed in religious persecution? (Political Sciences and Futures Studies); Can martyrs be counted? (Statistics of Religion). To be continued with a theological part.

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