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Saints and Their Cults

Saints and Their Cults
Author : Stephen Wilson
Publisher : CUP Archive
Release Date : 1985
Category : Social Science
Total pages :437
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This is a paperback edition of a collection of ten papers by different authors on the cult of saints, first published in hard covers in 1983. Six have been translated from French including a pioneering study by Robert Hertz, one of Durkheim's most eminent pupils. The editor provides a wide-ranging general and historical introduction, and a 100- page annotated bibliography covering material on the subject in all disciplines and in four main languages.

The Saints of Cornwall

The Saints of Cornwall
Author : Nicholas Orme
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release Date : 2000-01-06
Category : History
Total pages :320
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Cornwall is unique among English counties, though similar to other Celtic lands, in its religious history. Its churches, chapels, and place-names commemorated not only the major saints of Christendom, but also many minor 'Celtic' ones, unique to single churches. This book breaks new ground by considering them all, comprehensively and in detail. The introduction explains how the cults came into existence, and how they shed light on early Christianity in the county. It follows their history up to the Reformation, and shows how popular devotion to the saints lingered even in the eighteenth century. The main part of the book provides a history of every known religious cult in Cornwall from the sixth century AD to the Reformation, with relevant information about its later history down to the present day. Every known site is identified (church, chapel, altar, image, holy well, or other outdoor feature), and every written source is discussed (saint's Life, liturgical commemoration, and calendar festival). This is the first time that a complete inventory of cults has been produced for an area as large as an English county. The work also includes many saints venerated in Brittany, Wales and England, and makes copious references to all three countries. It provides a major resource in the fields of medieval Church history, Reformation studies, folklore, and Celtic studies, as well as the history of Cornwall.

Butler's Lives of the Saints

Butler's Lives of the Saints
Author : Paul Burns,Alban Butler
Publisher : Liturgical Press
Release Date : 2005
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :301
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Offers a month-by-month guide to the saints canonized or beatified from late 1999 to the end of 2003, with an overview of each saint's life and accomplishments.

Saints and Their Symbols

Saints and Their Symbols
Author : Fernando Lanzi,Gioia Lanzi
Publisher : Liturgical Press
Release Date : 2004
Category : Art
Total pages :237
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"Saints and their Symbols" is a guide for recognizing and understanding the saints, explaining why so many of the saints appear in images with Jesus and the Virgin Mary yet remain unnamed, which symbols are associated with each saint, and what their roles were in Christian salvation. With 265 full-color images and biographical information about the saints, this is a work of popular religious culture and anthropology.Liturgical Press

Gold Rush Saints

Gold Rush Saints
Author : Kenneth N. Owens
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date : 2005
Category : History
Total pages :396
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Combines narrative history and firsthand Mormon accounts that cast light on the presence of Latter-day Saints in California during the Gold Rush in the middle 1840s. Reprint.

Women Saints in World Religions

Women Saints in World Religions
Author : Arvind Sharma
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release Date : 2000-09-22
Category : Religion
Total pages :244
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Presents stories and commentaries on women saints from the Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Jewish, Islamic, and Christian traditions.

The Madness of the Saints

The Madness of the Saints
Author : June McDaniel,Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies June McDaniel
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release Date : 1989-07-15
Category : Religion
Total pages :335
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Although ecstasy has been explored in several Indian contexts, surprisingly little scholarship has been devoted to its central role in Bengali devotion. In The Madness of the Saints, June McDaniel undertakes the first comprehensive study of religious ecstasy in Bengal, examining the texts that describe it, the people who experience it, and the traditions that support it.

Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality

Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality
Author : Andrew Michael Flescher
Publisher : Georgetown University Press
Release Date : 2003-11-25
Category : Philosophy
Total pages :352
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Most of us are content to see ourselves as ordinary people—unique in ways, talented in others, but still among the ranks of ordinary mortals. Andrew Flescher probes our contented state by asking important questions: How should "ordinary" people respond when others need our help, whether the situation is a crisis, or something less? Do we have a responsibility, an obligation, to go that extra mile, to act above and beyond the call of duty? Or should we leave the braver responses to those who are somehow different than we are: better somehow, "heroes," or "saints?" Traditional approaches to ethics have suggested there is a sharp distinction between ordinary people and those called heroes and saints; between duties and acts of supererogation (going beyond the expected). Flescher seeks to undo these standard dichotomies by looking at the lives and actions of certain historical figures—Holocaust rescuers, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day, among others—who appear to be extraordinary but were, in fact, ordinary people. Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality shifts the way we regard ourselves in relationship to those we admire from afar—it asks us not only to admire, but to emulate as well—further, it challenges us to actively seek the acquisition of virtue as seen in the lives of heroes and saints, to learn from them, a dynamic aspect of ethical behavior that goes beyond the mere avoidance of wrongdoing. Andrew Flescher sets a stage where we need to think and act, calling us to lead lives of self-examination—even if that should sometimes provoke discomfort. He asks that we strive to emulate those we admire and therefore allow ourselves to grow morally, and spiritually. It is then that the individual develops a deeper altruistic sense of self—a state that allows us to respond as the heroes of our own lives, and therefore in the lives of others, when times and circumstance demand that of us.

Tears and Saints

Tears and Saints
Author : E. M. Cioran
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release Date : 1995-12-15
Category : Philosophy
Total pages :128
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Tears and Saints focuses not on martyrs or heroes but on the mystics - primarily female - famous for their keening spirituality and intimate knowledge of God. Their Christianity was anti-theological, anti-institutional, and based on intuition and sentiment. Many, such as Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, and Saint John of the Cross, have produced classic works of mystical literature; but Cioran celebrates many more minor and unusual figures as well. Following Nietzsche, Cioran brings to light the political element hidden in saints' lives. In his hands, their charitable deeds are much less interesting than their thirst for pain and their equally powerful capacity to endure it. What Cioran calls the "voluptuousness of suffering" is epitomized by Margaret Mary Alacoque's classic statement: "None of my sufferings has been equal to that of not having suffered enough". Behind this suffering and their uncanny ability to renounce everything through ascetic practices, Cioran detects a fanatical will to power.

Lost Saints

Lost Saints
Author : Tricia A. Lootens
Publisher : University of Virginia Press
Release Date : 1996
Category : Literary Criticism
Total pages :243
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Literary legends have accorded canonicity to women writers such as Felicia Hemans, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Christina Rossetti, she contends, but often at the cost of discounting their claims as serious poets.

Mystics, Masters, Saints, and Sages

Mystics, Masters, Saints, and Sages
Author : Robert Ullman,Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman
Publisher : Conari Press
Release Date : 2001-10-01
Category : Religion
Total pages :287
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Organized chronologically, starting with Buddha and ending with contemporary seekers, this book focuses on the moment of enlightenment in the lives of saints and masters that led to their witnessing divine reality.

Saints and Virtues

Saints and Virtues
Author : John Stratton Hawley
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release Date : 1987-09-14
Category : Religion
Total pages :256
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This book explores a larger family of saints—those celebrated not just by Christianity but by other religious traditions of the world: Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist, Confucian, African, and Caribbean. The essays show how saints serve as moral exemplars in the communities that venerate them.

101 Questions and Answers on Saints

101 Questions and Answers on Saints
Author : George P. Evans
Publisher : Paulist Press
Release Date : 2007
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :146
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An informational and entertaining text, this work offers readers a deeper sense of why the saints and the honoring of them has been influential in the lives of Catholics and others who strive to follow Jesus Christ and experience his love. (Catholic)

New Saints and Blesseds of the Catholic Church: Blesseds and saints canonized by Pope John Paul II during the years 1979-1983

New Saints and Blesseds of the Catholic Church: Blesseds and saints canonized by Pope John Paul II during the years 1979-1983
Author : Ferdinand Holböck
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release Date : 2000
Category : Religion
Total pages :235
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In this volume a master of hagiography presents thirty seven new Blesseds and five Saints beatified and canonized by Pope John Paul II. These are new faces, some of them our contemporaries, who followed Christ under circumstances that were completely different from those of the saints of earlier ages who had the privilege of living in a world that was still more or less whole. The short biographies each include an illustration of the saint, and part of the homily given by the Pope at the canonization or beatification. In this book you will meet men and women who come from eras of great conflict, who in a heroic way remained faithful to Christ and to His Church, and so have become, as Vatican II says, "companions of our human condition". When the prophet Elijah on his forty-day journey to Mount Horeb collapsed in exhaustion, an angel came to him and strengthened him. The Saints have the power and the duty to help us, to set us aright and teach us strategy for our battle with the powers of darkness. Let us get to know them, so that we can call on them by name.

The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages

The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages
Author : Paul Antony Hayward,James Howard-Johnston
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date : 1999
Category : Religion
Total pages :298
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These essays discuss various related themes: the traits of holy men; creating saints out of a minority of holy men; and the role of hagiography in the diffusion of cults. Peter Brown's work, especially the article "The Rise and Function of the Holy Man in Late Antiquity" forms a point of reference.