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- Volume 3, Issue 1, 2010
International Journal for Religious Freedom - Volume 3, Issue 1, 2010
Volume 3, Issue 1, 2010
Source: International Journal for Religious Freedom 3 (2010)More Less
Craig Hovey's book is a profound yet accessible meditation on the gospel of Mark refracted through the lens of martyrdom. Hovey is convinced that an awareness of the gospel enactment that martyrdom represents, is necessary for the church to live faithfully in the modern world. 'The true church', Hovey contends, 'is still a martyr-church despite its relative shortage of martyrs' (p. 40). Martyrdom is not essentially different from Christian discipleship: 'The virtues necessary to be a martyr are no different from the virtues necessary to be a faithful Christian' (p. 60).
Source: International Journal for Religious Freedom 3, pp 144 –145 (2010)More Less
For a relatively short book, this publication covers an enormous amount of ground. Whitfield surveys Islamic and secular views of martyrdom, spars with Hegel and Wittgenstein and finds support from Augustine, Kierkegaard, Barth, Yoder, Milbank and a couple of Popes. In addition, he is abreast of most of the recent literature on martyrdom.
Author Wolfgang HadeSource: International Journal for Religious Freedom 3, pp 145 –146 (2010)More Less
Author Byeong Hei JunSource: International Journal for Religious Freedom 3, pp 146 –147 (2010)More Less
The costly call. Modern-day stories of Muslims who found Jesus, Emir Fethi Caner & H Edward Pruitt
Fearless love. Rediscovering Jesus' spirit of martyrdom - With meditations of Christ and his love, David Witt & Mujahid El Masih
Heroic faith. How to live a life of extreme devotion
Voices of the martyrs - 33 A.D. to today, John Foxe