Arrayed in Crimson: Martyrdom and Persecution in the Early Church

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Arrayed in Crimson: Martyrdom and Persecution in the Early Church

Podcast-style audio course -
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

Are you prepared to die for your faith?

It is a difficult question and one that many Christians today are not forced to answer. However there was a time when belief in Jesus Christ brought harsh torture and brutal execution.

It began with the crucifixion of the one they called “The King of the Jews.” It marked the first of many collisions between Rome and those who confessed allegiance to Jesus of Nazareth.

This course tells the story of how and why Christians were persecuted by Imperial Rome. First, you will survey the basic historical and cultural issues that led to persecution as well as examine the diverse literature involved in studying this tumultuous period in the history of the Church. Why did Rome exert such hostile force against Christians? What exactly did the early Christian martyrs endure? Were men and women punished equally for their profession of faith?

You will examine the writings of Justin of Rome, Perpetua and Cyprian of Carthage. These works not only hold beautiful accounts of faith

Are you prepared to die for your faith?

It is a difficult question and one that many Christians today are not forced to answer. However there was a time when belief in Jesus Christ brought harsh torture and brutal execution.

It began with the crucifixion of the one they called “The King of the Jews.” It marked the first of many collisions between Rome and those who confessed allegiance to Jesus of Nazareth.

This course tells the story of how and why Christians were persecuted by Imperial Rome. First, you will survey the basic historical and cultural issues that led to persecution as well as examine the diverse literature involved in studying this tumultuous period in the history of the Church. Why did Rome exert such hostile force against Christians? What exactly did the early Christian martyrs endure? Were men and women punished equally for their profession of faith?

You will examine the writings of Justin of Rome, Perpetua and Cyprian of Carthage. These works not only hold beautiful accounts of faith, but provide incredible insight into the minds of those who would later give up their very lives in service to their Savior. More importantly still, you will encounter the people who testified to Imperial Rome that Christ Jesus was their Lord and reflect on the terrible price they were willing to pay for this commitment.

You will discover this vital part of Church history and understand how Christianity survived the attack of Imperial Rome. This 15-lecture series also conveys the enormous significance of these early years and the impact they had on the establishment of the Church. Prof. Andrea L. Molinari, Ph.D., will make you see what it means to sacrifice for what you know in your heart.

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Prof. Andrea Lorenzo Molinari received his Ph.D. in New Testament and Early Christianity from Marquette University in 1996. He spent a combined twelve and half years teaching for Creighton University and Barry University.

Prof. Molinari’s theological writings include five books: The Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles (2000); ‘I never knew the man’: The Coptic Act of Peter (2000); Climbing the Dragon’s Ladder: The Martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicitas (2006); Romans and Christians A.D. 64 (2009); and the forthcoming The Shepherd: Apokatastasis. In addition, he has published numerous articles on early Christianity, as well as a variety of popular theological pieces. Other media projects include two audio courses from Now You Know Media, The Apostles and Arrayed in Crimson: Martyrdom and Persecution in the Early Church, and a program with BBC/ Discovery titled Peter, Jesus’ Fisherman.
Praise for Andrea Molinari
”Andrea Molinari and Jack Conroy, who have worked together for several years, collaborate in this series of lectures to breathe new life into the parables of Jesus. The message of the parables becomes as grasping as it once was.”
– Rev. Raymond F. Collins,
Visiting Scholar, Department of Religious Studies, Brown University

  • Introduction, Part I: Ominous Beginnings
  • Introduction, Part II: False Charges
  • Introduction, Part III: The Roman Authorities and Their Response
  • Introduction, Part IV: The Punishments of Roma —Sufferings for the Sake of the Name
  • Women Martyrs in the Early Church: Earliest Evidence
  • Apologies and the Defense of the Faith: Justin of Rome
  • Carthage and the Acts of the Scillitan Martyrs
  • The Martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicitas
  • The Martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicitas: Perpetua as Mystic, Part I
  • The Martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicitas: Perpetua as Mystic, Part II
  • The Martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicitas: The Execution
  • Exhortation to Martyrdom: Origen of Caesarea and the Christian Call to Arms
  • A Shepherd in the Desert: Cyprian of Carthage and Lessons Learned by a Suffering Church, Part I
  • A Shepherd in the Desert: Cyprian of Carthage and Lessons Learned by a Suffering Church, Part II
  • A Shepherd in the Desert: Cyprian of Carthage and Lessons Learned by a Suffering Church, Part III

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