Watch the first Cadbury Conversation: Martyrdom Misconceptions

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Dr. Andrew Davies, Director of The Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion, takes eminent theologian Professor Candida Moss on a road trip to Cadbury World, and learns more about martyrdom on the way.

Candida Moss is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. She is one of the world’s most prominent biblical scholars and has published widely including on this topic. Her main work on martyrdom, as outlined very briefly in this video, can be found in:

The Other Christs: Imitating Jesus in Ancient Christian Ideologies of Martyrdom (OUP, 2010).

The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom (HarperOne, repr. 2013).

Ancient Christian Martyrdom: Diverse Practices, Theologies, and Traditions (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library, 2012).

Dr. Andrew Davies
Dr. Andrew Davies, Director of the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion (© Department of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham

This video was first posted on the Cadbury Centre UoB YouTube channel on March 12, 2017.


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