After about 38 laborious years this book has finally come out. (Okay, that was a slight bit of hyperbole, but I wrote my chapter back in 2008. Many thanks to whichever one of you contributors slowed us down–was that you, Steve?) Nevertheless, it looks to be a promising book that provides a constructive grammatical framework for what has historically constituted Christian martyrdom, and what will, if anything, continue to be faithful accounts of blood-witnessing.
For more recent literature on the subject of Christian martyrdom, see Craig Hovey’s To Share in the Body: A Theology of Martyrdom for Today’s Church, Joshua Whitfield’s Pilgrim Holiness: Martyrdom as Descriptive Witness, and my very own The Purple Crown: The Politics of Martyrdom.
Now go get your Perpetua on!
About the Author
Tripp York teaches religious studies at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. He is the author of more than half a dozen books including, Third Way Allegiance, The Purple Crown, and Living on Hope While Living in Babylon. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming three-volume collection called the Peaceable Kingdom Series. An actor and a lighting designer, Tripp also surfs and spends his weekends shoveling elephant and giraffe poop.