This list of the greatest martyrs in history include joan of arc, françois-jean de la barre, and more martyred saints are brave examples of people willing to die for their beliefs whether they were christian, catholic, female, or other, this list has them all. Top 10 christian martyrs interactive top ten list at thetoptens® vote, add to, or comment on the top 10 christian martyrs.
The history of christian martyrs does not end with the death of the disciples thousands willingly gave their lives under roman persecution by the emperors nero, domitian, trajan, marcus aurelius, maximus, decius, valerian, aurelian, and diocletian. In the past, when history was primarily preserved by grandfathers and storytellers around the campfire, everyone's favorites were the stories of brave warriors christian martyrs are our mighty warriors christians are not physically violent people. Christian history provides quality articles about the history of the christian church and is the official site of christian history magazine martyrs pastors and preachers christianity.
A christian martyr is a person who is killed because of their testimony of jesus in early church years, this often occurred through stoning , crucifixion , burning at the stake or other forms of torture and capital punishment. Greatest female saint martyr in the history the greatest female martyr of christianity extraordinary purity and holiness the second greatest being st barbara.
Christian martyrs are our mighty warriors christians are not physically violent people our kingdom is from heaven (john 18:36), and our warfare is with principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world, and spiritual wickedness in the heavens (eph 6:12. While 10 martyrs or groups of martyrs were mentioned here, there are many more you can read about one great book to get you started on your study of christian martyrs is the classic book, foxe’s book of martyrs.
Nero and the early martyrs, or christianity, the greatest fact in history (classic reprint) [james logan gordon] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers excerpt from nero and the early martyrs, or christianity, the greatest fact in history christianity has proved to be the greatest revolutionizing force in his tory liberty. Rev dr franklyn j balasundaram was professor in the department of the history of christianity , united theological college, bangalore, india published by the indian society for promoting christian knowledge, delhi, india 1997, for the united theological college. The death of a martyr or the value attributed to it is called martyrdom the early christians who first began to use the term martyr in its new sense saw jesus as the first and greatest martyr, on account of his crucifixion the early christians appear to have seen jesus as the archetypal martyr.
Jesus christ was the first martyr in christian tradition judith perkins has written that many ancient christians believed that to be a christian was to suffer the doctrines of christ's apostles brought the early church into conflict with the sanhedrin.