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Author Matthews, Shelly.

Title Perfect martyr : the stoning of Stephen and the construction of Christian identity / Shelly Matthews
Published New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010
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Summary This book analyzes Stephen's perfection, both his rhetorical fittingness & Christian tradition concerning the significance of his dying forgiveness prayer. It questions the historicity underscores Acts' rhetorical violence, and reads Acts against narratives of the martyrdom of James as a means to a richer history of early Jewish-Christian relations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed Sept. 7, 2010)
Subject Stephen, Saint, -approximately 36.
Bible. Acts -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Identification (Religion)
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199866618 ebook
0199866619 ebook