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Prophets in Their Own Country: Living Saints and the Making of Sainthood in the Later Middle Ages

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In this original study of the making of saintly reputations, Aviad M. Kleinberg shows how sainthood, though frequently seen as a personal trait, is actually the product of negotiations between particular individuals and their communities. Employing the methods of history, anthropology, and textual criticism, Kleinberg examines the mechanics of sainthood in daily interactions between putative saints and their audiences. This book will interest historians, anthropologists, sociologists, medievalists, and those interested in the study of religion.

"[A] fascinating and sometimes iconoclastic view of saints in the medieval period." —Sandra R. O'Neal, Theological Studies

"[An] important new book. . . . [And] an excellent piece of scholarship." —Diane L. Mockridge, Method & Theory in the Study of Religion

"[Kleinberg's] style is clear and accessible and his observations insightful; the book is a pleasure to read." —Veronica Lawrence, Theological Book Review

"Original and interesting. . . . [Kleinberg] has made a major contribution." —Anne L. Clark, American Historical Review

"Kleinberg's concern is not just with perceptions of sanctity, but, refreshingly, with what actually happened: and he is especially good on the conflict of the two. . . . [This] is not just a book but a way of thought, and one that promises interesting conversations at all levels from the church porch to the tutorial and the academic conference." —Helen Cooper, Times Literary Supplement

Synopsis:

In this original study of the making of saintly reputations, Aviad M. Kleinberg shows how sainthood, though frequently seen as a personal trait, is actually the product of negotiations between particular individuals and their communities. Employing the methods of history, anthropology, and textual criticism, Kleinberg examines the mechanics of sainthood in daily interactions between putative saints and their audiences. This book will interest historians, anthropologists, sociologists, medievalists, and those interested in the study of religion.

Table of Contents

Preface

I: Saints and Saintly Situations

II: Negotiating Sainthood

III: Wide-Eyed Witnesses and Partial Observers

IV: The Passion of Christina of Stommeln

V: The Making of Lukardis and the Dissolution of Douceline

VI: St. Francis of Assisi and the Burden of Example

VII: The Blind See and the Lame Walk

VIII: Epilogue

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780226439723
Author:
Kleinberg, Aviad M.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Kleinberg, Aviad M.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Saints
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Church History - Catholic
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Christianity - History - Catholic
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19970631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.38 x 5.38 in

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