martyr

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martyr

a person who suffers death rather than renounce his religious beliefs
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Among their topics are passion and allusion in Paradise Lost, Satan's envy and poetic emulation, self-sacrifice and heroic martyrdom in the Aeneid and Paradise Lost, nonverbal signs and material pages in the 1645 Poems, spiritual reading in Areopagitica, and restoration polemic and the making of the papist Milton.
Nobody denies the heroic martyrdom and sacrifice of the Bulgarians in their fight for freedom.
In chapter one he promises to examine the relevance of existing work on "spectrality" and "apparitionality" for the study of Jewish-Christian relations; chapter two is meant to display "that the differences in religious identity constructed by both Christian and Jewish writers depended significantly upon idealised and gendered imaginings of the body, with Christian chroniclers positing a heroic, masculine crusader's body over against decrepit Jewish and Muslim ones, and with Jewish chroniclers constructing both masculine and feminine models of heroic martyrdom" (p.
Ansar al-Sunna said: "One of the lions of Islam launched _ a heroic martyrdom operation on a huge congregation of agent policemen protecting the party headquarters of the apostate Iyad Allawi."