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[Passionate Faith on Display 1] Perpetua—A Portrait in Courage

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Abstract

In 202 a.d., Perpetua, a 19-year-old nursing mother, was brutally killed before onlookers in a Roman coliseum for openly practicing Christianity. Her father begged her to renounce her faith and spare her life, but she refused. The account of her martyrdom spread through the Roman Empire and fueled the spread of the early church.

 

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