Religion Past and Present

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I. History of Religion – II. The Early Church – III. Middle Ages, Reformation, Counter-reformation – IV. The Modern Period – V. Martyrs of the Orthodox Church – VI. Judaism – VII. Islam – VIII. Missiology

I. History of Religion

The term martyrium (Greek μαρτύριον/martúrion) was coined in early Christianity, where it denotes a self-sacrificial…

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Beinhauer-Köhler, Bärbel, Wischmeyer, Wolfgang, Köpf, Ulrich, Strohm, Christoph, Hauptmann, Peter, Reeg, Gottfried, Dan, Joseph, Bonner, Michael and Rakotonirina, Rachel, “Martyr”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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