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The Purple Crown: The Politics of Martyrdom
     

The Purple Crown: The Politics of Martyrdom

by Tripp York, John D. Roth (Foreword by)
 

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Tripp York exhibits how Christianity’s ultimate act of witnessing, martyrdom, is an inherently political act. By refusing to accept such modern dichotomies such as mind/body, sacred/secular, and the public/private, York argues that the path of Christianity cannot but lead to a confrontation with the same powers that crucified Jesus. The martyrs as ones who

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Tripp York exhibits how Christianity’s ultimate act of witnessing, martyrdom, is an inherently political act. By refusing to accept such modern dichotomies such as mind/body, sacred/secular, and the public/private, York argues that the path of Christianity cannot but lead to a confrontation with the same powers that crucified Jesus. The martyrs as ones who die like Christ bring forth, via memory, the moment in which all the world was simultaneously exposed as fallen and redeemed. York explores this theme historically, theologically and through biography, such as in the recent martyr Oscar Romero.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836193930
Publisher:
MennoMedia
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Series:
Polyglossia: Radical Reformation Theologies Series
Pages:
199
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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