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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: 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
Subjects: C - Systematic Theology
C - Church History
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-TCTS: United Faculty of Theology - Trinity College Theological School
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2009 02:17
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2015 01:43
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/78

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