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Paul the Martyr: The Cult of the Apostle in the Latin West David L. Eastman

Paul the Martyr: The Cult of the Apostle in the Latin West

David L. Eastman

Published August 25th 2011
ISBN : 9789004187054
Hardcover
240 pages
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Ancient iconography of Paul is dominated by one image: Paul as martyr. Whether he is carrying a sword the traditional instrument of his execution or receiving a martyr s crown from Christ, the apostle was remembered and honored for his faithfulnessMoreAncient iconography of Paul is dominated by one image: Paul as martyr. Whether he is carrying a sword the traditional instrument of his execution or receiving a martyr s crown from Christ, the apostle was remembered and honored for his faithfulness to the point of death. As a result, Christians created a cult of Paul, centered on particular holy sites and characterized by practices such as the telling of stories, pilgrimage, and the veneration of relics. This study integrates literary, archaeological, artistic, and liturgical evidence to describe the development of the Pauline cult within the cultural context of the late antique West.