Abstract

PRECIS:

This essay explores the question of what makes a martyr by placing the early Christian discourse on martyrdom in conversation with the protest and commemoration practices surrounding recent killings of persons of color by United States law enforcement. It argues that white Christians, who are often skeptical of the application of martyrial language to the victims of such racialized violence, ought to be open to the theological significance of such practices. Doing so will allow us to learn new ways of understanding and participating in God’s justice and victory over the forces of death in our world.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2162-3937
Print ISSN
0022-0558
Pages
pp. 33-45
Launched on MUSE
2020-04-08
Open Access
No
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