Martyrdom of 10,000 Christians.
 Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528

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Title:Martyrdom of 10,000 Christians
Notes:"The contemporaraneity of Jesus' Beatitudes in general and of the Persecution Beatitudes in particular is suggested in a Newsweek [April 16, 2001, p.50] cover story, which in a review of the astonishing worldwide growth of the church in the last century notes: "What many U.S. Christians fail to realize is that when Asians convert to Christ it requires enormous courage. Converts typically are ostracized by family and neighbors -- and often targeted for persecution...For most Asians, however, what makes Jesus attractive is his identification wih the poor and the suffering." The cultural climate of the earliest Christian centuries was persecution; it is gradually becoming so again." (Bruner, p.183)
Artist:Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528
Building:Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

Scripture:Matthew 5:10
Corinthians I, 4:11-13
Timothy II, 3:11-12
Hebrews 11:29-12:2
Lectionary links:AAllS
General Subject:Martyrs
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- Germany
ICONCLASS Number:11Q14

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Record Number:46272 Last Updated: 2013-05-14 17:24:00 Record Created: 2006-06-29 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition