Archives for September 14, 2012

Thoughts about persecution and martyrdom

Toward the end of Between Babel and the Beast, Leithart decries the lack of Christian martyrs, especially in the West. I believe his statement is (I loaned the book to someone so I don't have it ready to hand) "We have not been very good at producing martyrs." The context makes clear he is talking about Christians in the West, if not America specifically. It is not always easy to interpret Leithart's statements, but I take it he is saying that American Christians have so accommodated to … [Read more...]