A Brief History Of Saints

  • Publish Date: 2005-01-14
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Lawrence S. Cunningham
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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.


  • 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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