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A Brief History of Saints follows the rise of the cult ofsaints in Christianity from its origin in the age of the martyrsdown to the present day.

Refers to both well-known saints, such as Joan of Arc, andlesser-known figures like the ‘holy fools’ in theOrthodox tradition
Ranges over subjects as diverse as the history of canonizationprocesses, the Reformation critique of the cult of saints, and therole of saints in other religious traditions
Discusses the relevance of sainthood in the postmodern era
Two appendices describe patron saints and the iconography ofsaints in art.
Published: Wiley on
ISBN: 9780470777145
List price: $107.95
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