Contents and limits of assistance and self-help for persecuted Christians

An exegetic-theological examination in a field of New Testament and early Christian ethics


  • Daniel Röthlisberger


christians, persecution, theology, New Testament


From the beginnings of Christianity until the present time “suffering for the sake of belief” has been an integral component of being a Christian. For many Christians it belongs quite often to their everyday experience. If harassment and persecution are one side of the coin, assistance and self-help to their benefit form the other side. These emanate from the persecuted themselves or from non-persecuted third par- ties. Their interventions include preventative measures.

Author Biography

Daniel Röthlisberger

The author is a doctoral student in New Testament Studies at a German state university.