Sources & Suggestions for Further Reading

Tracey J. Kinney

Further Reading:

Dunn, Shannon. “The Female Martyr and the Politics of Death: An Examination of the Martyr Discourses of Vibia Perpetua and Wafa Idris.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 78, no. 1 (March 2010): 202-225.

Ferrero, Mario. “The Cult of Martyrs.” The Journal of Conflict Resolution 57, no. 5 (October 2013): 881-904.

Gemeinhart, Peter, and Johann Leemans, eds. Christian Martyrdom in Late Antiquity: History and Discourse, Tradition and Religious Identity. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Inc., 2012.

Hoover, Jesse. “False ‘Lives’, False Martyrs: ‘Pseudo-Pionius’ and the Redating of the ‘Martyrdom of Polycarp’.” Vigiliae Christianae 67, no. 5 (2013): 471-498.

Koscheski, Jonathan. “The Earliest Christian War: Second- and Third-Century Martyrdom and the Creation of Cosmic Warriors.” The Journal of Religious Ethics 39, no. 1 (March 2011): 100-124.

Moran, Maureen. “The Art of Looking Dangerously: Victorian Images of Martyrdom.” Victorian Literature and Culture 32, no. 2 (2004): 475-593.

Moss, Candida R. “The Discourse of Voluntary Martyrdom: Ancient and Modern.” Church History 81, no. 3 (September 2012): 531-551.

Parvis, Sara. “The Martyrdom of Polycarp.” The Expository Times 118, no. 3 (December 2006): 105-112.

Young, Robin Darling. In Procession before the World: Martyrdom as Liturgy in Early Christianity. Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press, 2001.


Butler, The Rev. Alban. The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints, Compiled from Original Monuments and Authentic Records.Volume III. London & Dublin: James Duffy, 1866.


Chevallier, The Rev. Temple. A Translation of the Epistles of Clement of Rome, Polycarp, and Ignatius; and of the Apologies of Justin Martyr and Tertullian: with an Introduction, and Brief Notes Illustrative of the Ecclesiastical History of the First Two Centuries. Second Edition. London: Gilbert and Rivington, Printers, St. John’s Square, 1851.


Roberts, Alexander, and James Donaldson, eds. The Ante-Nicene Christian Library: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers down to AD 325. Volume I. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1867.


Robinson, J. Armitage. The Passion of S. Perpetua: Newly Edited from the MSS. with an Introduction and Notes. Together with an Appendix Containing the Original Latin Text of the Scillitan Martyrdom. Cambridge: at the University Press, 1891.


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