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The Other Christs: Imitating Jesus in Ancient Christian Ideologies of Martyrdom

Candida Moss

Abstract

This book uses the martyrs’ imitation of Jesus in the acts of the martyrs as a window into the history of ideas. It argues, first, that the presentations of the deaths of the martyrs are modeled on portrayals of the death of Jesus in early Christian literature and practice. Given that the martyrs are presented as Christ figures, they serve as narrative reinterpretations of the death of Jesus and can serve as valuable, early sources for the reception history of the New Testament. It also argues that the assimilation of the martyrs to Christ goes further than the narrative contours and stylistic ... More

Keywords: martyr, acts of the martyrs, Jesus, imitation, Christology, soteriology, reception history, history of ideas, early church, New Testament

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199739875
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739875.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Candida Moss, author
Notre Dame University
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