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Perfect Martyr: Situating Stephen within Acts

Shelly Matthews

in Perfect Martyr: The Stoning of Stephen and the Construction of Christian Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195393323
eISBN:
9780199866618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393323.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Acts might be considered as holding an eccentric view on early Christian martyrdom through its focus on Stephen, who is otherwise unknown before Irenaeus, and through its silence concerning deaths of ... More


Dating the Deaths

David L. Eastman

in The Many Deaths of Peter and Paul

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198767183
eISBN:
9780191821363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767183.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

There was no single tradition about the deaths of Peter and Paul. Instead, there existed a cluster of traditions with some overlap on basic points, but much variety on other details. This chapter ... More


Unity in Death?

David L. Eastman

in The Many Deaths of Peter and Paul

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198767183
eISBN:
9780191821363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767183.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

The dominant Christian tradition claims that the apostles Peter and Paul both died in Rome, but beyond that the circumstances of these deaths differ in the various sources. This chapter examines the ... More


Locating Death and Burial

David L. Eastman

in The Many Deaths of Peter and Paul

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198767183
eISBN:
9780191821363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767183.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

There was no single story about the deaths of Peter and Paul. Instead, there existed a cluster of traditions with some overlap on basic points, but much variety on other details. This chapter ... More


Justifying Death

David L. Eastman

in The Many Deaths of Peter and Paul

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198767183
eISBN:
9780191821363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767183.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

There was no single tradition about the deaths of Peter and Paul. Instead, there existed a cluster of traditions with some overlap on basic points, but much variety on other details. This chapter ... More


Confusing Peter and Paul

David L. Eastman

in The Many Deaths of Peter and Paul

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198767183
eISBN:
9780191821363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767183.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

The stories about the deaths of Peter and Paul display variety on a number of details, but many emphasize the unity of the apostles—the concordia apostolorum. The desire to show unity at times went ... More


The Apostles versus Rival Christs

David L. Eastman

in The Many Deaths of Peter and Paul

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198767183
eISBN:
9780191821363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767183.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

The martyrdom accounts of Peter and Paul display variety on many details, but all include descriptions of their primary antagonists. This chapter explores the two primary characters described in this ... More


The Many Deaths of Peter and Paul

David L. Eastman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198767183
eISBN:
9780191821363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767183.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

There was never a single story about the deaths of Peter and Paul, and attempts to create a master, seamless narrative of either death or both deaths misrepresent the ancient evidence. From the ... More


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