A Brief History of Saints


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<i>A Brief History of Saints</i> follows the rise of the cult of saints in Christianity from its origin in the age of the martyrs down to the present day.<br /> <ul> <li style=”list-style: none”><br /> </li> <li>Refers to both well-known saints, such as Joan of Arc, and lesser-known figures like the ‘holy fools’ in the Orthodox tradition</li> <li style=”list-style: none”><br /> </li> <li>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</li> <li style=”list-style: none”><br /> </li> <li>Discusses the relevance of sainthood in the postmodern era</li> <li style=”list-style: none”><br /> </li> <li>Two appendices describe patron saints and the iconography of saints in art.</li> </ul>


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