Topic: 6. Sacrifices of self: Martyrology after Reformation (16th-18th Century)

During the volatile period between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, the concept of martyrdom underwent significant reinterpretations across different Christian denominations. This section explores how Catholics, Protestants, and Anabaptists each uniquely perceived and portrayed martyrdom. Protestants, countering the Catholic notion of sainthood, crafted new martyrologies to establish a lineage of sacrifice rooted in what they deemed as true faith. Similarly, the Anabaptists viewed the state of persecution, as chronicled in their martyrologies, as a testament to being part of the true church. This collection includes a wide array of early modern Catholic, Lutheran, Calvinist, and Anabaptist printed sources and images. It is further enriched by a comprehensive bibliography spanning from the 19th to the 21st Century, offering modern perspectives on these historical interpretations

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Akerboom, D. - Gielis, M.; Mettepenningen, J. (Ed.)

A new song shall begin here ...: The martyrdom of Luther's followers among Antwerp's Augustinians on july I, 1523 and Luther's response

in: More than a memory: The discourse of martyrdom and the construction of Christian identity in the history of Christianity, pp. 243-270

Leuven: Leemans, 2005.

Anonymous / Unknown

Bertrand de Blas (1604)

from: Haemstede, Adriaen Cornelisz van, De historien de vrome martelaren, 1609, p. 346

Bibliotheek Rotterdam

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