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Ignatius, To The Romans, 6.2


nanBear with me, brethren. Do not hinder me from living; do not desire my death. Bestow not on the world one who desireth to be God's, neither allure him with material things. Suffer me to receive the pure light. When I am come thither, then shall I be a man.


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1. Ignatius, To Polycarp, 2.3, 7.1 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

2.3. The season requireth thee, as pilots require winds or as a storm-tossed mariner a haven, that it may attain unto God. Be sober, as God's athlete. The prize is incorruption and life eternal, concerning which thou also art persuaded. In all things I am devoted to thee -- I and my bonds which thou didst cherish. 7.1. Seeing that the church which is in Antioch of Syria hath peace, as it hath been reported to me, through your prayers, I myself also have been the more comforted since God hath banished my care; if so be I may through suffering attain unto God, that I may be found a disciple through your intercession. 7.1. They therefore that gainsay the good gift of God perish by their questionings. But it were expedient for them to have love, that they may also rise again.
2. Ignatius, To The Ephesians, 1.1, 3.1 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

1.1. While I welcomed in God [your] well-beloved name which ye bear by natural right, [in an upright and virtuous mind], by faith and love in Christ Jesus our Saviour -- being imitators of God, and having your hearts kindled in the blood of God, ye have perfectly fulfilled your congenial work -- 3.1. I do not command you, as though I were somewhat. For even though I am in bonds for the Name's sake, I am not yet perfected in Jesus Christ. [For] now am I beginning to be a disciple; and I speak to you as to my school-fellows. For I ought to be trained by you for the contest in faith, in admonition, in endurance, in long-suffering.
3. Ignatius, To The Magnesians, 5.2 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

5.2. for just as there are two coinages, the one of God and the other of the world, and each of them hath its proper stamp impressed upon it, the unbelievers the stamp of this world, but the faithful in love the stamp of God the Father through Jesus Christ, through whom unless of our own free choice we accept to die unto His passion, His life is not in us: --
4. Ignatius, To The Romans, 1.1, 3.2, 4.1-4.3, 5.2-5.3, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1-7.2, 9.1-9.2 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

1.1. Forasmuch as in answer to my prayer to God it hath been granted me to see your godly counteces, so that I have obtained even more than I asked; for wearing bonds in Christ Jesus I hope to salute you, if it be the Divine will that I should be counted worthy to reach unto the end; 3.2. Only pray that I may have power within and without, so that I may not only say it but also desire it; that I may not only be called a Christian, but also be found one. For if I shall be found so, then can I also be called one, and be faithful then, when I am no more visible to the world. 4.1. I write to all the churches, and I bid all men know, that of my own free will I die for God, unless ye should hinder me. I exhort you, be ye not an unseasonable kindness to me. Let me be given to the wild beasts, for through them I can attain unto God. I am God's wheat, and I am ground by the teeth of wild beasts that I may be found pure bread [of Christ]. 4.2. Rather entice the wild beasts, that they may become my sepulchre and may leave no part of my body behind, so that I may not, when I am fallen asleep, be burdensome to any one. Then shall I be truly a disciple of Jesus Christ, when the world shall not so much as see my body. Supplicate the Lord for me, that through these instruments I may be found a sacrifice to God. 4.3. I do not enjoin you, as Peter and Paul did. They were Apostles, I am a convict; they were free, but I am a slave to this very hour. Yet if I shall suffer, then am I a freed-man of Jesus Christ, and I shall rise free in Him. Now I am learning in my bonds to put away every desire. 5.2. May I have joy of the beasts that have been prepared for me; and I pray that I may find them prompt; nay I will entice them that they may devour me promptly, not as they have done to some, refusing to touch them through fear. Yea though of themselves they should not be willing while I am ready, I myself will force them to it. 5.3. Bear with me. I know what is expedient for me. Now am I beginning to be a disciple. May nought of things visible and things invisible envy me; that I may attain unto Jesus Christ. Come fire and cross and grapplings with wild beasts, [cuttings and manglings,] wrenching of bones, hacking of limbs, crushings of my whole body, come cruel tortures of the devil to assail me. Only be it mine to attain unto Jesus Christ. 6.1. The farthest bounds of the universe shall profit me nothing, neither the kingdoms of this world. It is good for me to die for Jesus Christ rather than to reign over the farthest bounds of the earth. Him I seek, who died on our behalf; Him I desire, who rose again [for our sake]. The pangs of a new birth are upon me. 6.3. Permit me to be an imitator of the passion of my God. If any man hath Him within himself, let him understand what I desire, and let him have fellow- feeling with me, for he knoweth the things which straiten me. 7.1. The prince of this world would fain tear me in pieces and corrupt my mind to Godward. Let not any of you therefore who are near abet him. Rather stand ye on my side, that is on God's side. Speak not of Jesus Christ and withal desire the world. 7.2. Let not envy have a home in you. Even though I myself, when I am with you, should beseech you, obey me not; but rather give credence to these things which I write to you. [For] I write to you in the midst of life, yet lusting after death. My lust hath been crucified, and there is no fire of material longing in me, but only water living +and speaking+ in me, saying within me, Come to the Father. 9.2. But for myself I am ashamed to be called one of them; for neither am I worthy, being the very last of them and an untimely birth: but I have found mercy that I should be some one, if so be I shall attain unto God.
5. Ignatius, To The Smyrnaeans, 12.1 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

6. New Testament, Colossians, 1.16 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

1.16. For by him were all things created, in the heavens and on the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and for him.
7. Anon., Marytrdom of Polycarp, 14.1 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

14.1. 1 So they did not nail him, but bound him, and he put his hands behind him and was bound, as a noble ram out of a great flock, for an oblation, a whole burnt offering made ready and acceptable to God; and he looked up to heaven and said: "O Lord God Almighty, Father of thy beloved and blessed Child, Jesus Christ, through Whom we have received full knowledge of thee, the God of Angels and powers, and of all creation, and of the whole family of the righteous, who live before thee!


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acts of phileas Moss, The Other Christs: Imitating Jesus in Ancient Christian Ideologies of Martyrdom (2010) 43
antioch Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 165
athletes Clarke, King, Baltussen, Pain Narratives in Greco-Roman Writings: Studies in the Representation of Physical and Mental Suffering (2023) 236
authenticity Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 165
beast Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 165
bible Clarke, King, Baltussen, Pain Narratives in Greco-Roman Writings: Studies in the Representation of Physical and Mental Suffering (2023) 236
bishop Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 165
commentarii Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 165
disciple Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 165
discipleship Moss, The Other Christs: Imitating Jesus in Ancient Christian Ideologies of Martyrdom (2010) 43
domitian Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 165
emperor, emperor cult Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 165
execution Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 165
freedpersons (and their descendants), manumission Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 88
humiliores Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 88
ignatius Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 88
ignatius of antioch (martyr) Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 165
love Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 165
martyrdom, martyr, desire Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 165
martyrdom, martyr, sacrifice Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 165
martyrs , ignatius of antioch Clarke, King, Baltussen, Pain Narratives in Greco-Roman Writings: Studies in the Representation of Physical and Mental Suffering (2023) 236
noble death Clarke, King, Baltussen, Pain Narratives in Greco-Roman Writings: Studies in the Representation of Physical and Mental Suffering (2023) 236
parthians Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 165
pathos, πάθος Clarke, King, Baltussen, Pain Narratives in Greco-Roman Writings: Studies in the Representation of Physical and Mental Suffering (2023) 236
persecution, martyrs Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 88
persecution Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 165
phileas, martyr Moss, The Other Christs: Imitating Jesus in Ancient Christian Ideologies of Martyrdom (2010) 43
polycarpe (martyr, martyrdom of) Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 165
rational choice theory Clarke, King, Baltussen, Pain Narratives in Greco-Roman Writings: Studies in the Representation of Physical and Mental Suffering (2023) 236
reinigung Hellholm et al., Ablution, Initiation, and Baptism: Late Antiquity, Early Judaism, and Early Christianity (2010) 824
relics Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 165
rhetorics, rhetoric Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 165
rome Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 165
sacrifice, sacrificial Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 165
slaves, slavery Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 88
socially elevated Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 88
story Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 165
stratification, social Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 88
trajan' Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 88
trajan Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 165
trial Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 165