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- n. A devout and zealous Christian, especially one who proselytizes.
From Christian + soldier; after Ephesians 6:10-17, where spiritual strengths are compared to the accoutrements of a soldier. (Wiktionary)
Compare the scene between the Christian soldier Marcianus and his wife, a woman of pagan opinions, in the Acts of Marcianus and.
Similar cases were not unusual at that time, The Christian soldier Tarachus (Acta Tarachi in Ruinart’s Acta Martyr.,