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"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. This book 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 also 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 Details

ISBN: 9781405114028
ISBN-10: 1405114029
Format: Paperback
(190mm x 136mm x 14mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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