Tag: Perpetua

Perpetua: Athlete of God

Barbara K. Gold, Perpetua: Athlete of God, Oxford University Press, New York 2018.


Perpetua was an early Christian martyr who died in Roman Carthage in 203 CE, along with several fellow martyrs, including one other woman, Felicitas. She has attracted great interest for two main reasons: she was one of the earliest …

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Early Christians in the Roman Empire of the 3rd Century CE: Faith or Family?

Mileidy Gonzalez University of Pennsylvania Classics and Biology   The Passion of the Holy Martyrs Perpetua and Felicity constitutes one of the earliest Christian texts and an example of the personal account of a female martyr. Dating from the beginnings of the 3rd century CE (ca. 203 AD), this text narrates the martyrdom stories of …

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