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  • Foreword
    Carl A. Anderson

To the Martyrs

A Reflection on the Supreme Christian Witness

Published by Emmaus Road Publishing in Steubenville, Ohio, USA .
Written in English.

About the Book

In many societies today, the utterance of a simple phrase, "I am a Christian," is a crime punishable by death. So widespread is this persecution that Pope Francis called it a "third world war, waged piecemeal …a form of genocide." In To the Martyrs: A Reflection on the Supreme Christian Witness, Cardinal Donald Wuerl urges solidarity with today's persecuted Christians and recounts the recurrence of martyrdom throughout Church history. His Eminence's poignant insight into the spirituality of martyrdom will challenge all Christians to courageously emulate the steadfast commitment of those who have followed Christ—even unto death.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction The Crime Called Christianity
Chapter 1 The Supreme Testimony
Chapter 2 Israel and the Inevitability of Persecution
Chapter 3 "You Shall Be My Witnesses": Martyrdom in the New Testament
Chapter 4 Blood is Seed: The Martyrs of the Roman Era
Chapter 5 Not to the Lions, But to the Margins: The Case of Julian the Apostate
Chapter 6 Death and Dhimmitude: The Aftermath of the Arab Invasion
Chapter 7 The First Police State and the Martyrs It Made
Chapter 8 The Martyrs of Secular "Enlightenment": The Example of the French Revolution
Chapter 9 A Century of Slaughter
Chapter 10 The Amphitheater of YouTube: Martyrdom in Our Media Age
Chapter 11 Anti-Catholicism in America: The Last Acceptable Prejudice
Chapter 12 Martyrdom and the Eucharist
Chapter 13 The Ecumenism of Blood
Postscript
Works Consulted

The Physical Object

Format Hardcover
Number of pages 170
Dimensions 8.6 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
Weight 12.8 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library OL25944554M
ISBN 13 978-1941447390

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