Persecution

Christian Persecution in the Early Church – H B Workman

The works of the church historian H B Workman entered the public domain this year. Perhaps his most famous work (and most useful to students) is Christian Persecution in the Early Church. This title was digitised from the copy held in Spurgeon’s College library.

Herbert Brook Workman [1862-1951], Persecution in the Early Church: A Chapter in the History of Renunciation. London: Charles H. Kelly, {1906]. pp.382. [Ckick here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Abbreviations and Editions
  1. The Master and Hi Disciples
  2. Caesar or Christ
  3. The Great Persecutions
  4. The Experiences of the Persecuted
  • Appendices
    • A. The Dates and Authorship of Certain Disputed Works
    • B. The Alleged Martyrdom of Sy. John in A.D. 44
    • C. The Martyrdom of St. Peter and St. Paul
    • D. The Persecution of Nero
    • E. The Laws under which Christians were condemned
    • F. The Population of the Empire; the Proportion of Christians; and the Number of Martyrs
    • G. The Apologies of Aristides and Quadratus
    • H. The Punishment of Womne
    • J. The Fathers and the Empire
  • Chronological Table
  • Index

Main image: The Christian Martyrs’ Last Prayer by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1863–1883, Walters Art Museum). A fanciful scene of damnatio ad bestias in ancient Rome’s Circus Maximus beneath the Palatine Hill. Source: Wikipedia.

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