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Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction

ISBN : 9780199585236

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¥1,628
著者: 
Jolyon Mitchell
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160 ページ
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Paperback
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112 x 174 mm
刊行日
2012年11月
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Very Short Introductions

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  • Provides a clear and concise discussion of the debates surrounding martyrdom
  • Includes specific cases of martyrdoms from various different historical contexts and religious traditions
  • Addresses the most pertinent questions: What is martyrdom?, Why are some people drawn towards giving up their lives as martyrs?, What place does religion play in inciting and creating martyrs?

 
Martyrdom is not only a sharply contested term and act, but it has a long history of provoking controversy. One person's 'martyr' is another's 'terrorist', and one person's 'martyrdom operation' is another's 'suicide bombing'. Suicide attacks have made recurring questions about martyrdom more pertinent to current discussions. What is martyrdom? Why are some people drawn towards giving up their lives as martyrs? What place does religion play in inciting and creating martyrs? How are martyrs made? Why are some martyrs and martyrdoms remembered more than others? How helpful is the distinction between active and passive martyrdoms? In order both to answer such questions and to understand the contemporary debates about martyrdom, it is helpful to consider its diverse roots. 

In this Very Short Introduction, Jolyon Mitchell provides a historical analysis to shed light on how the concept and practice of martyrdom has evolved, as well as the different ways in which it is used today. 

目次: 

Introduction
1: Contesting martyrdom
2: Thinking martyrdom
3: Remembering martyrdom
4: Romanticising martyrdom
5: Touching martyrdom
6: Reforming martyrdom
7: Politicizing martyrdom
8: Conclusion: The end of martyrdom

著者について: 

Jolyon Mitchell is Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues at the University of Edinburgh. A former BBC World Service Producer and Journalist he is author or editor of many books, articles and essays. Recent books include Media Violence and Christian Ethics(CUP, 2007), The Religion and Film Reader (contributing co-editor, Routledge, 2007), Promoting Peace, Inciting Violence (2011), and Religion and the News (2011).

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