The Purple Crown: The Politics and Witness of Martyrdom
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Tripp York goes outside of the normal understandings of public theology and points to the most powerful persuaders within Christian history: the martyrs. The martyrs remind us of the moment in which all the world was simultaneously exposed as fallen and redeemed, of Christ's death and resurrection.
In York's telling, just as martyrs' deaths reveal Christ, so too their lives bear witness to the City of God, exposing those powers and principalities that crucified Jesus and continue to crucify him through his followers. He includes the biography of El Salvadorian priest Oscar Romero.
Number of Pages: 200
Vendor: Herald Press
Publication Date: 2007
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Series: Polyglossia: Radical Reformation Theologies
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Scott S.5 Stars Out Of 5June 7, 2008Scott S.I have always been fascinated with the subject of martyrdom, and this book did not disappoint. I have read many books on martyrdom and this is definitely the most authoritative and accurate description of the politics of martyrdom I have yet to read. The first two chapters covers the early church, the third chapter discuss the 16th century (where Christians killed other Christians), the fourth chapter discusses in detail the political obligations of the would-be Christian martyr, and the fifth chapter covers the Archbishop Romero who was killed while serving the eucharist. I highly recommend what I think will become a classic in the field of Christian theology.