Книга: Mitchell Jolyon «Martyrdom»



Серия: "A Very Short Introduction"

Martyrdom is not only a sharply contested term and act, but it has a long history of provoking controversy. One person`s martyr is another`s terrorist, and one person`s martyrdom operation is another`s suicide bombing. Suicide attacks have made recurring questions about martyrdom more pertinent to current discussions. What is martyrdom? Why are some people drawn towards giving up their lives as martyrs? What place does religion play in inciting and creating martyrs? How are martyrs made? Why are some martyrs and martyrdoms remembered more than others? How helpful is the distinction between active and passive martyrdoms? In order both to answer such questions and to understand the contemporary debates about martyrdom, it is helpful to consider its diverse roots. In this Very Short Introduction, Jolyon Mitchell provides a historical analysis to shed light on how the concept and practice of martyrdom has evolved, as well as the different ways in which it is used today.

Издательство: "OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS" (2013)

ISBN: 978-0-19-958523-6

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  • Martyrdom — Mar tyr*dom, n. [Martyr + dom.] 1. The condition of a martyr; the death of a martyr; the suffering of death on account of adherence to the Christian faith, or to any cause. Bacon. [1913 Webster] I came from martyrdom unto this peace. Longfellow.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • martyrdom — O.E. martyrdom; see MARTYR (Cf. martyr) (n.) + DOM (Cf. dom) …   Etymology dictionary

  • martyrdom — [märt′ərdəm] n. [ME martirdom < OE martyrdom: see MARTYR & DOM] 1. the state of being a martyr 2. the death or sufferings of a martyr 3. severe, long continued suffering; torment …   English World dictionary

  • martyrdom — [n] suffering endured for sake of a cause affliction, agonizing, agony, anguish, crucifixion, devotion, distress, mortification, ordeal, pain, persecution, sacrifice, selfimmolation, self sacrifice, torment, torture, unselfishness; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • martyrdom — [[t]mɑ͟ː(r)tə(r)dəm[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT If someone suffers martyrdom, they are killed or made to suffer greatly because of their religious or political beliefs. ...the martyrdom of Bishop Feliciano... He suffered martyrdom by stoning. 2) N UNCOUNT… …   English dictionary

  • martyrdom — n. to suffer martyrdom * * * [ mɑːtədəm] to suffer martyrdom …   Combinatory dictionary

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