By Lawrence S. Cunningham

ISBN-10: 1405114010

ISBN-13: 9781405114011

ISBN-10: 1405114029

ISBN-13: 9781405114028

A short heritage of Saints follows the increase of the cult of saints in Christianity from its beginning within the age of the martyrs right down to the current day.

  • 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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