MARTYRS: From St. Stephen to John Tung by Donald- Ed. Attwater

MARTYRS: From St. Stephen to John Tung

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An historical, doctrinal and inspirational work of scholarship, this contains some sixty items relating to martyrs of the Catholic Faith from the of St. Stephen, the first martyr, in the earliest days of the Church, down to the present-day martyrs under the Communist regime of Red China. After a brief introduction in each case, indicating who the respective martyrs are and what are the genuine facts known about their persons and the circumstances of their martyrdom, the editor offers the reader a succession of historical accounts and dialogues with the various actions, trials, executions and circumstances relating to in various parts of the world throughout the centuries perpetrated by various types of authority, the whole constituting the testimony of history to the persis conflict between Caesar and God and the unfailing faith and courage that can be on in souls truly embued with the Christian life. The historical testimonies eloquently for themselves and the scholarship and intellectual judgment of is very evident in the entire work.

Pub Date: Oct. 23rd, 1957
Publisher: Sheed & Ward