A Brief History Of Saints - Lawrence Cunningham
Wiley-Blackwell (2005)
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Canonization, Canonization/ History, Christian Saints, Christian Saints - Cult - History, Christian Saints/ Cu< History

A Brief History of Saints follows the rise of the cult of saints in Christianity from its origin in the age of the martyrs down to the present day.Refers to both well-known saints, such as Joan of Arc, and lesser-known figures like the ‘holy fools’ in the Orthodox traditionRanges over subjects as diverse as the history of canonization processes, the Reformation critique of the cult of saints, and the role of saints in other religious traditionsDiscusses the relevance of sainthood in the postmodern eraTwo appendices describe patron saints and the iconography of saints in art.

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LoC Classification BX2333 .C86 2005
Dewey 235/.2/09
No. of Pages 190
Height x Width 188 x 137 mm