Friday, July 28, 2017

The Crown of Martyrdom



The Crown of Martyrdom

"Jesus’ opponents felt sure that his execution would solve the problem that he had become. That was the way Roman authority typically dealt with troublesome religious movements — with exemplary public violence. Once the charismatic leaders were removed and the treasuries emptied, the followers usually lost their ardor for the cause. Crucifixion was a particularly …"

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