John Foxe wrote a huge work named Actes and Monuments; popularly known as Foxe’s Book of Martyrs. He wrote it in a reaction to the persecution of Protestant Christians under Mary I of England. He also wrote it to support her successor Elizabeth I, who was the head of both the state and the church in … Continue reading Is the language of Foxe still compelling today?
Augustine of Hippo was a Christian writer who lived in the 4th and 5th centuries AD. He wrote many important works, including The City of God, Confessions, and others. He also put together many sermons on various biblical passages. Many of his works are still read today. Augustine viewed God as the creator of the … Continue reading Augustine’s view of Christianity’s role in history
When the Roman empire told everyone in the empire to worship the emperor or their other gods, the early Christians refused to do so. Because of this, the Roman officials would execute many Christians who resisted these decrees. Those who chose died for their faith and did not give in to the desires of their … Continue reading The importance of the doctrine of hell to the martyrs