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Imitators of Christ: Is Martyrdom a Sacrament, Part 5

In this section of the paper, I explore the idea of the martyr bearing spiritual fruit leading up to, in, and after his/her death.  It focuses on evidence from The Martyrdom of St. Polycarp, The Vision of St. Perpetua, and … Continue reading

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Imitators of Christ: Is Martyrdom a Sacrament? Part 2

In this section of the paper, I explore the first part of the definition of sacrament given in Part 1.  I try to show how the martyrs posses “visible signs of inward and spiritual grace.”  Examples are taken mainly from the … Continue reading

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Imitators of Christ: Is Martyrdom a Sacrament? Part 1

In the next few days/posts I will be sharing a paper that I will be reading at the North American Patristics Society on May 25, 2012.  It is asking the question can martyrdom be considered a sacrament.  I have to … Continue reading

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