Christian Martyrdom as a Pervasive Phenomenon

  title={Christian Martyrdom as a Pervasive Phenomenon},
  author={Todd M. Johnson and Gina A. Zurlo},
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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American Evangelicals, the Changing Global Religious Environment, and Foreign Policy Activism
  • M. McAlister
  • Political Science
    The Review of Faith & International Affairs
  • 2019
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Este estudo trata sobre a realidade e necessidade de cuidado dos missionários em relação a sua saúde emocional, e da responsabilidade da igreja para com o cuidado integral da pessoa do missionário.