The Passion of Perpetua, pdf release

To coincide with the launch of my new website and blog at The Patrologist, I’m also pleased to announce the release of a pdf version of The Passion of Perpetua.


This is a reader’s version of the Greek text of this early martyr account, focused on Perpetua and her companions’ martyrdoms in North Africa in the early 3rd century. It is notable for including a considerable section considered to have been written by Perpetua herself, thus a very early text from a Christian woman. As well, one sees the development of the theology of martyrdom in the North African context, and hints of Montanist influence.


With this draft version complete, I will now be looking to release a print version of these first two texts together, sometime over the next 2 months. I have also commenced work on the next Patristic Reader text.