By Lawrence S. Cunningham
- Refers to either recognized saints, reminiscent of Joan of Arc, and lesser-known figures just like the ‘holy fools’ within the Orthodox tradition
- Ranges over matters as various because the heritage of canonization approaches, the Reformation critique of the cult of saints, and the function of saints in different non secular traditions
- Discusses the relevance of sainthood within the postmodern era
- Two appendices describe client saints and the iconography of saints in art.
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