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My Share of God s Reward : Exploring the Roles and Formulations of the Afterlife in Early Christian Martyrdom (Hardback)

L. Arik Greenberg

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ISBN 10: 1433104873 / ISBN 13: 9781433104879
Edité par Peter Lang Publishing Inc, United States, 2009
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Language: English . Brand New Book. My Share of God s Reward refers to a quote from Ignatius of Antioch, speaking of the desired compensation for his impending martyrdom. The author investigates the roles and widely varying conceptions of the afterlife presented in early Christian martyrdom accounts and concludes that personal immortality is integral to the functioning of these texts, as the anticipated reward for a martyr s death. Accordingly, the very diverse conceptions of the afterlife presented in them are indicative of the frequently ignored theological diversity and experimental spirit prevalent in both early Christianity and late Second Temple Judaism. The discussion also incorporates a unique definition of martyrdom that recognizes the genealogical and developmental connections between Christian martyrdom and its antecedents. N° de réf. du libraire AAZ9781433104879

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Titre : My Share of God s Reward : Exploring the ...

Éditeur : Peter Lang Publishing Inc, United States

Date d'édition : 2009

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

Edition : New edition.

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«My Share of God’s Reward» refers to a quote from Ignatius of Antioch, speaking of the desired compensation for his impending martyrdom. The author investigates the roles and widely varying conceptions of the afterlife presented in early Christian martyrdom accounts and concludes that personal immortality is integral to the functioning of these texts, as the anticipated reward for a martyr’s death. Accordingly, the very diverse conceptions of the afterlife presented in them are indicative of the frequently ignored theological diversity and experimental spirit prevalent in both early Christianity and late Second Temple Judaism. The discussion also incorporates a unique definition of martyrdom that recognizes the genealogical and developmental connections between Christian martyrdom and its antecedents.

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The Author: L. Arik Greenberg received his Ph.D. in religious studies from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California. He specializes in New Testament and the religions of the Greco-Roman world with a particular focus on the diversity of belief within early Christianity. An aspiring polymath, Dr. Greenberg has also studied a number of world religions and his academic work bears the footprint of his interfaith background and reflects his desire to foster a model for modern religious tolerance. He currently serves on the faculty of Loyola Marymount University.

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