Brief History of Saints

ISBN-10: 1405114029
ISBN-13: 9781405114028
Edition: 2004
List price: $34.95
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

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 tradition Ranges 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 traditions Discusses the relevance of sainthood in the postmodern era Two appendices describe patron saints and the iconography of saints in art.

List of illustrations
Introduction
The Saint: Beginnings
Introduction
Beginnings
The Martyrs
Literature
After Constantine
The Bureaucratization of Sanctity
Liturgical Memory of the Saints
The Saintly Legend
Regularizing Sainthood
A Test Case: Francis of Assisi
The Christian East
The Many Meanings of the Saints
Pilgrimage
Venerating Saints: A Theological Clarification
Reformations Catholic and Protestant
The Age of the Reformers
The Catholic Reformation
The New Martyrs
The Papal Curia and Canonization
The Saints and Scholarship
Towards the Modern World
Worlds Divided
New Forms of Religious Life
Doctors of the Church
The Starets
The Tractarians and the Saints
The Twentieth Century
Schools of Spirituality
A New Saintliness
The New Martyrs
John Paul II: Saints and Evangelization
An Anglican and Lutheran Calendar
The Saints, World Religions, and the future
Introduction
Some Terminology
Saints as a Theological Resource
Saints and the Continuity of Religious Tradition
Patronal Saints
Iconography of the Saints
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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