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Martyrdom From Exegesis In Hippolytus
Martyrdom From Exegesis In Hippolytus

Martyrdom From Exegesis In Hippolytus

An Early Church Presbyter's Commentary on Daniel

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In the third century CE, Emperor Septimius Severus unleashed a shocking and severe persecution against the Christian church. Witnessing the fear and confusion in his congregations, the presbyter Hippolytus crafted his Commentary on Daniel to encourage Christians confronted with the reality of martyrdom and persecution. In a work which comes to us as the earliest orthodox Christian commentary on scripture, Hippolytus interprets the text through allegory, typology, theodicy, paraenesis, and reflection to create a motif of martyrdom. By doing so, Hippolytus guides Christians iin their communities as they stand heroically before the tribunal of Caesar, like the Danielic characters stood before authorities in Babylon. His purpose in the commentary is clearly pastoral, arising from his role as presbyter: to exhort his Christian congregations to prepare to be martyred for Christ amidst Roman persecution.


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ISBN: 9781842275689
Paternoster (Print on Demand)
Product Code: 997505
228 x 13 x 152 mm
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: 01.05.2008
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