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Brief History of Saints (Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion)

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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. Referring to both well-known saints such as Joan of Arc and lesser-known figures like the “holy fools” in the Orthodox tradition, the book 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.

While special attention is paid to the Western tradition, Eastern Christianity is also considered. The final chapters outline how the saints may serve as a theological resource, as well as discussing the relevance of sainthood in postmodern culture. The volume contains additional material on patron saints and the iconography of saints in art.

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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.

Synopsis:

A Brief History of Saintsfollows the rise of the cult of saints in Christianity from its origin in the age of the martyrs down to the present day.

  • Refers to both well-known saints, such as Joan of Arc, and lesser-known figures like the ‘holy fools’ in the Orthodox tradition
  • 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
  • Discusses the relevance of sainthood in the postmodern era
  • Two appendices describe patron saints and the iconography of saints in art.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

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Introduction.

1. The Saint: Beginnings.

Introduction.

Beginnings.

The Martyrs.

Literature.

After Constantine.

2. The Bureaucratization of Sanctity.

Liturgical Memory of the Saints.

The Saintly Legend.

Regularizing Sainthood.

A Test Case: Francis of Assisi.

The Christian East.

The Many Meanings of the Saints.

Pilgrimage.

Venerating Saints: A Theological Clarification.

3. Reformations Catholic and Protestant.

The Age of the Reformers.

The Catholic Reformation.

The New Martyrs.

The Papal Curia and Canonization.

The Saints and Scholarship.

4. Towards the Modern World.

Worlds Divided.

New Forms of Religious Life.

Doctors of the Church.

The Starets.

The Tractarians and the Saints.

5. The Twentieth Century.

Schools of Spirituality.

A New Saintliness.

The New Martyrs.

John Paul II: Saints and Evangelization.

An Anglican and Lutheran Calendar.

6. The Saints, World Religions, and the future.

Introduction.

Some Terminology.

Saints as a Theological Resource.

Saints and the Continuity of Religious Tradition.

Appendix I: Patronal Saints.

Appendix II: Iconography of the Saints.

Notes.

Selected Bibliography.

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781405114011
Author:
Cunningham, Lawrence
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
History
Subject:
Christian saints
Subject:
Christianity - Catholicism
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Angelology
Subject:
Christianity - Catholic
Subject:
Christian Theology - Angelology & Demonology
Subject:
Christian saints -- Cult -- History.
Subject:
Canonization - History
Subject:
Christianity-Demonology
Subject:
| History of Religion
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL online Book (not BRO)
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
January 2005
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.72x6.36x.77 in. .68 lbs.
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"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , A Brief History of Saintsfollows the rise of the cult of saints in Christianity from its origin in the age of the martyrs down to the present day.

  • Refers to both well-known saints, such as Joan of Arc, and lesser-known figures like the ‘holy fools’ in the Orthodox tradition
  • 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
  • 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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