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Introduction: The Pure Persecuted Church

Adrian Chastain Weimer

in Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199743117
eISBN:
9780199918744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743117.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Martyrs were central to early modern Protestants’ understandings of Christian history. The lineage of the persecuted church was rooted in apocalyptic prophecy which foretold a bloody battle between ... More


Dangerous bodies: Historicising the gothic corporeal

Marie Mulvey-Roberts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719085413
eISBN:
9781526104045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085413.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The body is a potential marker of monstrosity, identifying those who do not fit into the body politic. Irregularity and the grotesque have been associated with Gothic architecture and are also ... More


Victims or Persecutors? The Moral Logic at the Heart of Eating Disorders

Simona Giordano

in Understanding Eating Disorders: Conceptual and Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199269747
eISBN:
9780191603129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269742.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter offers a critical analysis of family studies of eating disorders. These studies leave important questions unanswered: why do people suffer when significant others have inappropriate ... More


Whose Pain?: Pain as a Locus of Meaning in Christian Martyr Texts

L. Stephanie Cobb

in Divine Deliverance: Pain and Painlessness in Early Christian Martyr Texts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293359
eISBN:
9780520966642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293359.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter Four examines stories in which pain does function as a marker of meaning. In some texts, martyrs experience bodily pain apart from persecution; severing worldly ties, for instance, may be ... More


Humanitarianism and Massacres: THE EXAMPLE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS

Irène Herrmann

in Resisting Genocide: The Multiple Forms of Rescue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199333493
eISBN:
9780190235628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333493.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyses the attitude of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) regarding the massacres of the Hereros, the Armenians, and the Jews. It first considers how the ICRC viewed ... More


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