A Brief History of Saints
By (author) Lawrence S. Cunningham
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Brief History of Saints by Lawrence S. Cunningham
Book 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. It refers to both well-known saints, such as Joan of Arc, and lesser-known figures like the 'holy fools' in the Orthodox tradition. It 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. It discusses the relevance of sainthood in the postmodern era Two appendices describe patron saints and the iconography of saints in art.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405114011
(199mm x 144mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Norton Anthology of World Religions, Paperback (April 2015)
This groundbreaking new Norton Anthology enables the six major, living, international world religions to speak to students in their own words.
Seven Deadly Sins, Paperback (December 2012)
Distinguished Notre Dame professor and bestselling author Lawrence Cunningham guides readers on a veritable tour of and personal inquiry into the seven deadly sinstheir roots in the mystic experiences of the desert fathers, their modern manifestations, and how to supplant these invasive, destructive habits with virtue.
Introduction to Catholicism, Paperback (February 2009)
Explains the rich tapestry of beliefs, traditions and practices at the heart of modern, global Catholicism, and how they developed.
Way of Humility, Paperback (August 2007)» View all books by Lawrence S. Cunningham
Offers an essay on the nature of humility that revisions this fundamental Christian virtue away from the misunderstandings of both the scholastic tradition and its modern counterparts to locate humility in the ancient sources of the monastic tradition.
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Author Biography - Lawrence S. Cunningham
Lawrence S. Cunningham is John O'Brien Professor of Theology at Notre Dame University. He is the author or editor of many books, including The Sacred Quest: An Invitation to the Study of Religion (2001), Christian Spirituality (1996), Ecumenism (1990), and The Catholic Faith: An Introduction (1987). His previous works on sainthood include biographies of Thomas Merton and Saint Francis of Assisi. He has won three Catholic Press Association awards for his religious writing and numerous teaching awards.
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