Martyrs’ blood in the English Reformations

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Abstract

Protestant and Catholic martyrologies evolved in dialogue; however, they did not articulate a common conception of martyrdom. Viewing Protestant and Catholic martyrologies and notions of martyrdom as essentially similar obscures highly significant confessional differences, which generated fiercely opposed constructions of martyrdom. This argument is examined through an analysis of the treatment of martyrs’ blood in English martyrological texts, since this encapsulated core confessional theologies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)534-560
Number of pages26
JournalBritish Catholic History
Volume33
Issue number4
Early online date6 Sep 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

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