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Perfect Martyr: The Stoning of Stephen and the Construction of Christian Identity
Matthews, Shelly

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010 pp. viii + 226. $65.00


Description: Perfect Martyr illuminates the Stephen story as never before, offering a deeply nuanced picture of violence, solidarity, and resistance among Jews and early Christians, a key to understanding the early development of a non-Jewish Christian identity, and an innovative reframing of one of the most significant stories in the Bible.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Early Church Origins

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Review by Richard I. Pervo
Published 8/12/2011
Citation: Richard I. Pervo, review of Shelly Matthews, Perfect Martyr: The Stoning of Stephen and the Construction of Christian Identity, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


Review by Robert Brawley
Published 8/12/2011
Citation: Robert Brawley, review of Shelly Matthews, Perfect Martyr: The Stoning of Stephen and the Construction of Christian Identity, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


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