Caring for African Confessors in Exile: The Ministry of Numeria and Candida during the Decian Persecution (Cyprian, Epistulae 21–22)

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In January to March three Christian siblings of African stock were confronted by the emperor Decius’ edict requiring sacrifice to the Roman deities. They reacted differently, and their reactions represent a spectrum of the ways in which other Christians reacted to the harsh realities of the Decian persecution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEpiscopal networks in late antiquity : connection and communication across boundaries
EditorsCarmen Cvetković, Peter Gemeinhardt
Place of publicationBerlin
PublisherDe Gruyter
Publication year1 Feb 2019
Pages267-294
ISBN (print)9783110551884
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019
SeriesArbeiten zur Kirchengeschichte
Volume137
ISSN1861-5996

    Research areas

  • Exile, Roman Legal History, Church Histry, Church Fathers, Persecutions of Christians in the Roman Empire, Persecution of religious minorities

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