Isaac, Iphigeneia, Ignatius: Martyrdom and Human Sacrifice

September 12, 2017

What is the meaning of the martyr’s sacrifice? Is it true that the martyr imitates Christ? After the “one and eternal” sacrifice of Jesus why are from time to time new (and often quite numerous) sacrifices necessary? What is the underlying concept concerning the divinity? How do these ideas survive in present times?

These are the kind of questions behind the inquiries in this monograph. The author, Monika Pesthy-Simon, independent scholar, Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences investigates martyrdom as a (voluntary) human sacrifice and wishes to demonstrate how human sacrifice has been turned into martyrdom.

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