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Discipline and Diet: Feeding the Martyrs in Roman Carthage

McGowan, Andrew B. (2003) Discipline and Diet: Feeding the Martyrs in Roman Carthage. Harvard Theological Review, 96 (4). pp. 455-476. ISSN 0017-8160

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    Abstract

    Although few Christians were likely to suffer the most violent consequences of persecution under the Roman Empire, the experiences of those imprisoned, tortured, or killed were significant far beyond the lives of the individuals concerned. These living martyrs took on a significance that was important for the whole of Christian identity, becoming spiritual patrons dispensing grace, or exemplars of an alternative mode of life.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): martyrs, Roman Empire, Christianity, diet, fasting
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
    Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): C - Systematic Theology
    C - Church History
    Association with University of Divinity: UFT-TCTS: United Faculty of Theology - Trinity College Theological School
    Depositing User: Cate Headey
    Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2009 12:17
    Last Modified: 01 Jun 2015 11:43
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/78

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