The idea of martyrdom features prominently in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Despite this, pre-modern Jews, Christians, and Muslims often understood martyrdom in radically different ways. This conference aims to explore both the similarities and differences between ideas of ‘dying for God’ in the three religions, stretching
from the Hellenistic to the Medieval periods. In particular, it explores the concept of ‘martyrdom on the margins,’ that is, cases which diverge from the classic model of martyrdom most closely associated with the saints of the pre-Constantinian period.
FECHA/ DATE/DATA: 20/02/2020
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: MBI Al Jaber Building, Corpus Christi College, Oxford (Oxford, England)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Hindy Najman (Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture); Christian Sahner (Associate Professor of Islamic History)