Making Saints How the Catholic Church Determines Who Becomes a Saint, Who Doesn't, and Why

ISBN-10: 0684815303

ISBN-13: 9780684815305

Edition: 1996

Authors: Kenneth L. Woodward

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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 7/23/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Kenneth L. Woodward, author of Making Saints: How the Catholic Church Determines Who Becomes a Saint, Who Doesn#39;t, and Why, is also a contributing editor at Newsweek. He has won such awards as The National Media Award from the American Psychological Foundation and the National Magazine Award.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
The Local Politics of Sainthood
Saints, Their Cults, and Canonization
The Saint-Makers
The Witness of Martyrs
Mystics, Visionaries, and Wonder-Workers
The Science of Miracles and the Miracles of Science
The Structure of Holiness: Proving Heroic Virtue
The Harmonics of Holiness: Interpreting the Life of Grace
Popes as Saints: Canonization as Church Politics
Pius IX and the Posthumous Politics of Canonization
Sanctity and Sexuality
Holiness and the Life of the Mind
The Future of Sainthood
Notes
Appendix
Selected Bibliography
Index
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