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Kirwan, Michael (1997) The Struggles of Perpetua: Vision, Narrative and the meaning of Martyrdom. In: Browne, H.B., Griffith-Dickson, Gwen, (eds.) A Passion for Critique: Essays in Honour of F.J. Laishley. Prague: Ecumenical Publishing House, pp. 177-200. [Book section]

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    Abstract

    An exploration of the phenomenology of martyrdom as displayed in the case of St Perpetua (d. 205/6), whose Passio is a unique and fascinating document. The hermeneirtical complexities of her martyrdom question the possibility of martyrdom being what Karl Rahner understood at one stage as a 'suprasacrament'.

    Item Type: Book section
    Keywords: martyrdom, perpetua, hermeneutics
    Department: Theology
    Depositing User: Dr Michael Kirwan
    Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2010 14:57
    Last Modified: 28 Oct 2016 15:09
    URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/476

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