The Archparadox of Death: Martyrdom as a Philosophical Category

The Archparadox of Death: Martyrdom as a Philosophical Category

by Dariusz Karlowicz

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The Archparadox of Death: Martyrdom as a Philosophical Category by Dariusz Karlowicz

The book deals with martyrdom understood as a philosophical category. The main question pertains to the evidential value of the Christian witness through death. The author approaches an answer through a philosophical interpretation of the belief in the evidential role of martyrdom. Numerous historical documents confirm that ancient martyrdom might have been considered as a kind of proof also by people unaffiliated with the Church. The author observes the theology and the reality of martyrdom through the perspective of the ancient philosophy of death and radical personal transformation. He believes that the Christian stance in the face of persecutions could have been understood as the realization of the unrealized ambitions of philosophy, thereby proving indirectly the veracity of the teaching revealed by Jesus Christ.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631665626
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 04/20/2016
Series: European Studies in Theology, Philosophy and History of Religions Series , #10
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dariusz Karłowicz is a philosopher, publisher and columnist. He works as an editor-in-chief of the Polish philosophical magazine Teologia Polityczna (Political Theology) and is President of the St. Nicolas Foundation.

Table of Contents

Contents: Martyrdom understood as a philosophical category – Evidential value of the Christian witness through death – The ancient philosophy of death and radical personal transformation.

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