Paul The Martyr

Paul The Martyr

by David L. Eastman
     
 

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Ancient iconography of Paul is dominated by one image: Paul as martyr. Whether he is carrying a sword—the traditional instrument of his execution—or receiving a martyr's crown from Christ, the apostle was remembered and honored for his faithfulness to the point of death. As a result, Christians created a cult of Paul, centered on particular holy sites

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Ancient iconography of Paul is dominated by one image: Paul as martyr. Whether he is carrying a sword—the traditional instrument of his execution—or receiving a martyr's crown from Christ, the apostle was remembered and honored for his faithfulness to the point of death. As a result, Christians created a cult of Paul, centered on particular holy sites and characterized by practices such as the telling of stories, pilgrimage, and the veneration of relics. This study integrates literary, archaeological, artistic, and liturgical evidence to describe the development of the Pauline cult within the cultural context of the late antique West.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589835153
Publisher:
Society of Biblical Literature
Publication date:
03/16/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
1,324,914
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

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