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The Resource Divine deliverance : pain and painlessness in early Christian martyr texts, L. Stephanie Cobb

Divine deliverance : pain and painlessness in early Christian martyr texts, L. Stephanie Cobb

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Divine deliverance : pain and painlessness in early Christian martyr texts
Title
Divine deliverance
Title remainder
pain and painlessness in early Christian martyr texts
Statement of responsibility
L. Stephanie Cobb
Title variation
Pain and painlessness in early Christian martyr texts
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The author's readings of early Christian martyr texts suggest that Christians found the suffering self a useful discourse by which to construct their identities, distinguish their teachings, refute antagonistic claims, and retain believers. The author shows that in these texts, suffering is not embraced as an identity but presented as a problem to be solved. Pain is the experience of those who live apart from God. The author demonstrates that in the moments at issue in martyr texts--trial, torture, and death--the Christian self is decidedly not a sufferer. God's intervention miraculously transforms the physical experience. The torture that should hurt heals instead; the body that should be fragmented is, instead, made whole. The author concludes that in a world of sufferers, Christian martyrs serve as promises of another world where there is--existentially and not merely metaphorically--no pain"--Provided by publisher
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CU-S/DLC
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Cobb, L. Stephanie
Dewey number
272
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1609
LC item number
.C63 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Martyrologies
  • Christian martyrs in literature
  • Pain in literature
  • Christian martyrs in literature
  • Martyrologies
  • Pain in literature
  • Christliche Literatur
  • Frühchristentum
  • Leiblichkeit
  • Märtyrer
  • Martyrologium
  • Schmerz
Label
Divine deliverance : pain and painlessness in early Christian martyr texts, L. Stephanie Cobb
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bodies in pain: ancient and modern horizons of expectation -- Text and audience: activating and obstructing expectations -- Divine analgesia: painlessness in a pain-filled world -- Whose pain? pain as a locus of meaning in Christian martyr texts -- Narratives and counternarratives: discourse and early Christian martyr texts
Control code
950724574
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 237 pages
Isbn
9780520293359
Lccn
2016020695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026871640
System control number
(OCoLC)950724574
Label
Divine deliverance : pain and painlessness in early Christian martyr texts, L. Stephanie Cobb
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bodies in pain: ancient and modern horizons of expectation -- Text and audience: activating and obstructing expectations -- Divine analgesia: painlessness in a pain-filled world -- Whose pain? pain as a locus of meaning in Christian martyr texts -- Narratives and counternarratives: discourse and early Christian martyr texts
Control code
950724574
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 237 pages
Isbn
9780520293359
Lccn
2016020695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026871640
System control number
(OCoLC)950724574

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