Tortures and Torments of the Christian Martyrs: The Classic Martyrology

By: Gallonio, Reverend Antonio

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Repellent and fascinating at the same time, the terrible tortures of Christian martyrs evidence a sort of evil creativity and gleeful bloodlust on the part of their tormentors. This book, originally published in 1989 in a limited edition, captures the gruesomeness of torture and provides an intellectual examination of it - with an awareness of the visceral thrill that such images provide. It includes a reproduction of the 1591 book of the same title, with engravings and descriptions of Christian tortures; segments from The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (1824), by an Augustinian nun (which helped inspire Mel Gibson's film Passion); the article "On the Physical Death of Jesus," by William D. Edwards, describing the forensic realities of the crucifixion (which also impacted the film); and 24 illustrations by a variety of well-known artists, performers, and infamous criminals including Daniel Clowes, Joe Coleman, Raymond Pettibon, and Kaz.

Title: Tortures and Torments of the Christian Martyrs: The Classic Martyrology

Author Name: Gallonio, Reverend Antonio

Categories: Religious,

Publisher: Feral House: 2004-04-01

ISBN Number: 1932595015

ISBN Number 13: 9781932595017

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 1932595015-02