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Ignatius, To The Romans, 7.1


nanThe 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.


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1. Ignatius, To The Romans, 2.2, 4.1-4.2, 6.1-6.2, 7.2-7.3 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

2.2. [Nay] grant me nothing more than that I be poured out a libation to God, while there is still an altar ready; that forming yourselves into a chorus in love ye may sing to the Father in Jesus Christ, for that God hath vouchsafed that the bishop from Syria should be found in the West, having summoned him from the East. It is good to set from the world unto God, that I may rise unto Him. 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. 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. 6.2. Bear 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. 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. 7.3. I have no delight in the food of corruption or in the delights of this life. I desire the bread of God, which is the flesh of Christ who was of the seed of David; and for a draught I desire His blood, which is love incorruptible.
2. New Testament, 1 Corinthians, 9.15 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

9.15. But Ihave used none of these things, and I don't write these things that itmay be done so in my case; for I would rather die, than that anyoneshould make my boasting void.
3. 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.
4. Anon., Marytrdom of Polycarp, 3.1, 5.1, 6.1, 7.2, 13.2, 17.1, 17.3, 18.2-18.3, 19.1, 22.1 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

3.1. 1 But thanks be to God, for he had no power over any. For the most noble Germanicus encouraged their fears by the endurance which was in him, and he fought gloriously with the wild beasts. For when the Pro-Consul wished to persuade him and bade him have pity on his youth, he violently dragged the beast towards himself, wishing to be released more quickly from their unrighteous and lawless life. 5.1. 1 But the most wonderful Polycarp, when he first heard it, was not disturbed, but wished to remain in the city; but the majority persuaded him to go away quietly, and he went out quietly to a farm, not far distant from the city, and stayed with a few friends, doing nothing but pray night and day for all, and for the Churches throughout the world, as was his custom. 6.1. 1 And when the searching for him persisted he went to another farm; and those who were searching for him came up at once, and when they did not find him, they arrested young slaves, and one of them confessed under torture. 7.2. 2 So when he heard that they had arrived he went down and talked with them, while those who were present wondered at his age and courage, and whether there was so much haste for the arrest of an old man of such a kind. Therefore he ordered food and drink to be set before them at that hour, whatever they should wish, and he asked them to give him an hour to pray without hindrance. 13.2. 2 Now when the fire was ready he put off all his clothes, and loosened his girdle and tried also to take off his shoes, though he did not do this before, because each of the faithful was always zealous, which of them might the more quickly touch his flesh. For he had been treated with all respect because of his noble life, even before his martyrdom. 17.1. 1 But the jealous and envious evil one who resists the family of the righteous, when he saw the greatness of his martyrdom, and his blameless career from the beginning, and that he was crowned with the crown of immortality, and had carried off the unspeakable prize, took care that not even his poor body should be taken away by us, though many desired to do so, and to have fellowship with his holy flesh. 17.3. 3 For him we worship as the Son of God, but the martyrs we love as disciples and imitators of the Lord; and rightly, because of their unsurpassable affection toward their own King and Teacher. God grant that we too may be their companions and fellow-disciples. 18.2. 2 Thus we, at last, took up his bones, more precious than precious stones, and finer than gold, and put them where it was meet. 18.3. 3 There the Lord will permit us to come together according to our power in gladness and joy, and celebrate the birthday of his martyrdom, both in memory of those who have already contested, and for the practice and training of those whose fate it shall be. 19.1. 1 Such was the lot of the blessed Polycarp, who though he was, together with those from Philadelphia, the twelfth martyr in Smyrna, is alone especially remembered by all, so that he is spoken of in every place, even by the heathen. He was not only a famous teacher, but also a notable martyr, whose martyrdom all desire to imitate, for it followed the Gospel of Christ. 22.1. 1 We bid you God-speed, brethren, who walk according to the Gospel, in the word of Jesus Christ (with whom be glory to God and the Father and the Holy Spirit), for the salvation of the Holy Elect, even as the blessed Polycarp suffered martyrdom, in whose footsteps may it be granted us to be found in the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
audience Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
blood Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
center Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
city Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
david Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
death Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
empire, imperial Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
eucharist Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
food Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
freedpersons (and their descendants), manumission Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 88
god Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
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) 133
jesus, jesus christ Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
love Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
martyrdom, martyr, desire Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
martyrdom, martyr, roman empire, imperial power Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
martyrdom of polycarp, depiction of martyrdom Bird and Harrower, The Cambridge Companion to the Apostolic Fathers (2021) 245
murder Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
necropolitics (achilles mbembe) Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
periphery Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
persecution, martyrs Lampe, Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries: From Paul to Valentinus (2003) 88
power Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
rhetorics, rhetoric Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
romans, roman empire Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
rome Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
ruler Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
self Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
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
sovereignty Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
space, spatial, spatial hegemony Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 133
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