Christian Martyrdom as a Pervasive Phenomenon

@article{Johnson2014ChristianMA,
  title={Christian Martyrdom as a Pervasive Phenomenon},
  author={Todd M. Johnson and Gina A. Zurlo},
  journal={Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={51},
  pages={679-685}
}
Historians have undertaken the study of Christian martyrdom primarily to understand its impact on the growth of the religion since its inception. This article takes a different perspective on the study of martyrdom, instead examining how many Christians around the world have died in situations of witness every year. Included is a comparative analysis of twentieth- and twenty-first-century trends regarding the phenomenon, highlighting both qualitative and quantitative differences between the two… 
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