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The Persecuted Church: Bibliography

1. Most of the information in this bibliography is not found in the Endnotes or Appendices of Paul Marshall's Their Blood Cries Out.
2. This bibliography is a work in progress. Please send additions to <>


Beare, F.W. "Persecution" Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, 3.735-37.

Cunningham, Scott
1997 'Through Many Tribulations': The Theology of Persecution in Luke-Acts. (JSNTsup, 142) Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press.

Hare, Douglas R.A.
1967 The Theme of Jewish Persecution of Christians in the Gospel according to St Matthew. (SNTS, 6) Cambridge: CUP.

Pobee, John
1985 Persecution and Martyrdom in the Theology of Paul. (JSNTsup, 6) Sheffield: JSOT Press.

Potter, D.S. "Persecution of the Early Church" Anchor Bible Dictionary, 5.231-35.


Endo, Shusaku
1969. Silence. N.Y.: Taplinger Publishing. [A novel based on the story of the martyrs of Japan.]

Faupel, J.F.
1962 African Holocaust: The Story of the Uganda Martyrs. Nairobi: St Paul - Africa.

Foxe, John
1999 Foxe's Book of Martyrs. Word Books. [Reprint of 16th c. classic.]

Foxe, John & Harold J. Chadwick
1997 The New Foxe's Book of Martyrs. Bridge-Logos Publishers

Frend, W.H.C.
1981 Martyrdom and Persecution in the Early Church: A Study of a Conflict from the Maccabees to Donatus. Grand Rapids: Baker. [1965]

Hummel, Edelhard, ed.
1946 The Concept of Martyrdom according to St. Cyprian of Carthage. [The Catholic University of America Studies in Christian Antiquity, 9] Washington: Catholic University of America Press.

Kayanga, Samuel & Andrew C. Wheeler
2000 "But God is not Defeated": Celebrating the Centenary of The Episcopal Church of the Sudan 1899-1999. Nairobi: Paulines.

Loades, D.M.
1970 The Oxford Martyrs. London: B.T. Batsford.

Marion, Francis
1964 New African Saints: The Twenty-Two Martyrs of Uganda. Milan: Editrice Ancora.

Musurillo, Herbert, ed.
1972 The Acts of the Christian Martyrs. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

O'Reilly, A.J.
1987 The Martyrs of the Coliseum: with historical records of the great amphitheater of ancient Rome. Rockford, IL: Tan Books. [1874]

Stevenson, James, ed.
1957 A New Eusebius: Documents illustrative of the history of the Church to A.D. 337. London: SPCK,

Van Bragt, Thieleman
1938 Bloody Theatre or Martyr's Mirror of the Defenseless Christians. Herald Press.

Werner, Roland, William Anderson, Andrew Wheeler
2001 Day of Devastation, Day of Contentment: The History of the Sudanese Church across 2000 Years. (Faith in the Sudan, 10) Nairobi: Paulines.

Workman, H.B.
1906 Persecution in the Early Church: A Chapter in the History of Renunciation. London: Epworth Press.


Augustine, Patrick
1998 My People's Cry: A Story of the Suffering of God's People and Witness Of Triumphant Faith In Sudan and Pakistan. Second edition, privately published.

Barsella, Gino & Miguel A. Ayuso Guixot
1998 Struggling to be Heard: The Christian Voice in Independent Sudan 1956-1996. (Faith in the Sudan, 4) Nairobi: Paulines.

Belz, Mindy
1997 "Silent No More: The Persecuted Church…and what will Washington do about it?" World 12/24: 12-16.

Bernall, M.
1999 She Said Yes : the unlikely martyrdom of Cassie Bernall. Nashville: Plough Pub. House, 1999.

Brown, Stuart E.
1997 Seeking an Open Society: Inter-Faith Relations and Dialogue in Sudan Today. (Faith in the Sudan, 2) Nairobi: Paulines.

D.C. Talk
1998 Jesus Freaks. Stories of Those Who Stood for Jesus: The Ultimate Jesus Freaks. Albury Publishing.

Farrell, Elisabeth
1999 "Please Don't Forget Us" Charisma & Christian Life 25/4: 42-54.

Harris, Lillian Craig
1999 In Joy and in Sorrow: Travel among Sudanese Christians. (Faith in the Sudan, 8) Nairobi: Paulines.

Hefley, James C. & Marti Hefley
1996 By Their Blood: Christian Martyrs of the Twentieth Century. Grand Rapids: Baker

Human Rights Watch /Africa.
1994 Civilian Devastation: Abuses by All Parties in the War in Southern Sudan. N.Y.: Human Rights Watch.

Inter-Church Coalition on Africa.
1997 Sudan in 1997: A Human Rights Report. Toronto: ICCAF.

Marshall, Paul, ed.
2000 Religious Freedom in the World: a global report on freedom and persecution. Nashville: Broadman and Holman.

Marshall, Paul
1997 Their Blood Cries Out: The Worldwide tragedy of Modern Christians Who are Dying for Their Faith. Dallas: Word.

Marshall, Paul & Nina Shea
1998 "China's Persecuted Christians" Anglican and Episcopal History 67/2: 152-60.

Nikkel, Marc
1993 The Origins and Development of Christianity among the Dinka of Sudan, with special reference to the songs of Dinka Christians. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Edinburgh.

1995 "The Cross of Bor Dinka Christians: a working Christology in the face of displacement and death" Studies in World Christianity 1 /2: 160-85.

1997 "Songs of Hope and Lamentation from Sudan's 'Unaccompanied Minors'" Sewannee Theological Review 40: 486-98.

Parker, Michael
2000 Children of the Sun: Stories of the Christian Journey in Sudan. (Faith in the Sudan, 9) Nairobi: Paulines.

Raj, Ebe Sunder & Sam Thambusamy
1999 Divide to Rule: A Documentation of Communal Attacks in India during 1997-1999 with particular reference to Christians as the Target Community. Chennai, India: Bharat Jyoti Publications.

Ro, Bong Rin.
1989 Christian Suffering in Asia. Taichung, Taiwan: Evangelical Fellowship of Asia.

Royal, Robert
2000 Catholic Martyrs of the Twentieth Century: A Comprehensive World History. Crossroad / Herder & Herder.

Shea, Nina
1997 In the Lion's Den: A Shocking Account of Persecution and Martyrdom of Christians Today & How We Should Respond. Nashville: Broadman and Holman.

Sheridan, Sharon (& Margaret Larom)
1998 Hear the Cry! Standing in Solidarity with the Suffering Church. N.Y: Anglican and Global Relations, ECUSA.

Smith, Lacey Baldwin
1997 Fools, Martyrs, Traitors: The Story of Martyrdom in the Western World. N.Y.: Alfred A Knopf.

Werner, Roland, William Anderson, Andrew Wheeler
2000 Day of Devastation, Day of Contentment: The History of the Sudanese Church across 2000 Years. (Faith in the Sudan, 10) Nairobi: Paulines.

Wheeler, Andrew, ed.
1997 Land of Promise: Church Growth in a Sudan at War. (Faith in the Sudan, 1) Nairobi: Paulines.

Wurmbrand, Richard
1993 In God's Underground. Living Sacrifice Book Co.

1998 Tortured for Christ. Living Sacrifice Book Co. [1968].

1979 With God in Solitary Confinement. Living Sacrifice Book Co.

Ye'or, Bat. The Decline of Eastern Christianity under Islam: From Jihad to Dhimmitude. London: Associated University Presses, 1996 [1991].

Web sites

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Shatter the Silence: Prayer for the Persecuted Church <>

Sudan Infonet <>