Imitations in Literature and Life

Apocrypha and martyrdom

Authored by: J. K. Elliott

The Routledge Companion to Early Christian Thought

Print publication date:  December  2009
Online publication date:  December  2009

Print ISBN: 9780415442251
eBook ISBN: 9780203864517
Adobe ISBN: 9781135193430


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Now when Severus also was stirring up persecution against the churches splendid martyrdoms of the champions of piety were accomplished everywhere, but especially frequently in Alexandria. God’s champions were taken there as to a grand arena from Egypt and the whole of Thebes. They, through their most steadfast endurance, were wreathed with the crowns that come from God.

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