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Martyrdom and Identity: The Self on Trial, 1st edition

  • Michael P Jensen
Martyrdom and Identity: The Self on Trial

ISBN-13:  9780567526281


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This book addresses the need for an account of Christian discipleship which addresses matters of selfhood and identity in the contemporary context. It will help its readers 'perform' Christian scripture more ably in the light of the witness of Christian martyrs.

Table of contents

1. Introduction a. 'I wish to be what I am'. b. martyrdom and Christian identity - the basis of the link c. 'identity' and 'the self' d. outline 2. 'What Kind of Idea Are You?' Martyrdom and Identity in Charles Taylor and in Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses a. introduction b. Charles Taylor and Authenticity c. Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses d. Conclusion 3. The First Temptation: The Temptation to Security and the Risk of Martyrdom a. introduction b. Scripture and the martyrs c. the first temptation d. Martha C. Nussbaum, the Greeks and luck e. the martyr and the 'good' life f. The martyr looking forward 4. The Second Temptation: The Temptation to Collaborate and the Mission of the Martyrs a. introduction b. the second temptation c. Richard Rorty and pragmatism d. the martyr, power and authority e. suffering and hoping witness: the mission and the martyr 5. The Third Temptation: The Temptation to Idealism and Martyrdom as Passive Action a. Introduction b. The third temptation c. Roger Scruton, T.S. Eliot and patriotic tradition d. The martyr, patriotism and action e. The responsibility of martyrdom Index

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Published by T & T Clark International (July 15th 2010) - Copyright © 2010