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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Martyr
martyr came to be exclusively applied to those who had died for the faith.
martyr", but evidently employs the term in the broad sense in which the word is still sometimes applied to a person who has borne many and grave hardships in the cause of Christianity.
martyrs was their arrest by an officer of the law.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09736b.htm   (4806 words)

  
 re:constructions - Martyr
Consequently, the martyrs who died giving public proclamations of their faith like this were immediately recognized as belonging to the very highest order of Christian saints in heaven and were venerated by their fellow Christians for the special relationship they had with God.
"Martyr" implies a division, then, between two different perceived orders, the secular order of human beings and the divine order of God, and when the two are understood to be in opposition to each other, demands are made on individuals to declare which side they are on.
Martyrs invariably chose the private over the public, the sacred over the secular, and their suffering was considered an act of personal defiance.
web.mit.edu /cms/reconstructions/definitions/martyr.html   (534 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Justin Martyr
The holy martyrs glorifying God betook themselves to the customary place, where they were beheaded and consummated their martyrdom confessing their Saviour."
Martyr to early Christianity", London, 1882, 132): "He appears to have been a man of moderate culture.
chastity and the courage of the martyrs that he most insists upon.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08580c.htm   (5492 words)

  
 Mute.com: Depeche Mode - Martyr
Taken from the eagerly awaited Best Of collection, Martyr is a powerful, hypnotic track written by Martin Gore which deftly confirms the band's iconic status.
Surging with incandescent synths, a razor-sharp hook and Dave Gahan's emotive claims of being "a martyr for love", it is both irresistible and irrepressible.
Available on two CDs and DVD, ‘Martyr’ is released with a host of extras.
www.mute.com /releases/viewRelease.jsp?id=6949432   (235 words)

  
 martyr - Definitions from Dictionary.com
a person who is put to death or endures great suffering on behalf of any belief, principle, or cause: a martyr to the cause of social justice.
"torture-witness." Martyr complex "exaggerated desire for self-sacrifice" is attested from 1931.
In this sense Stephen was the first martyr.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/martyr   (428 words)

  
 Patron Saints Index: Saint Justin Martyr
Pagan philosopher who converted at age 30 by reading the Scriptures and witnessing the heroism and faith of martyrs.
Used his philosophical skills to dispute with pagans and explain the faith, becoming one of the first great Christian apologists.
The person receiving this enlightenment is also baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, who was crucified under Pontius Pilate, and in the name of the Holy Spirit, who through the prophets foretold everything concerning Jesus.
www.catholic-forum.com /saints/saintj29.htm   (934 words)

  
 Justin Martyr
Justin Martyr was a second century Christian apologist.
Irenaeus tells us that Justin Martyr wrote a work against Marcion, which is now lost.
The other documents attributed to Justin Martyr listed above - the Hortatory Address to the Greeks, On the Sole Government of God, and On the Resurrection - are of dubious authenticity.
www.earlychristianwritings.com /justin.html   (410 words)

  
 martyr. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
One who endures great suffering: a martyr to arthritis.
One who makes a great show of suffering in order to arouse sympathy.
To make a martyr of, especially to put to death for devotion to religious beliefs.
www.bartleby.com /61/88/M0128800.html   (146 words)

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