By Lawrence S. Cunningham
- Refers to either famous saints, similar to Joan of Arc, and lesser-known figures just like the ‘holy fools’ within the Orthodox tradition
- Ranges over matters as diversified because the historical past of canonization methods, the Reformation critique of the cult of saints, and the function of saints in different non secular traditions
- Discusses the relevance of sainthood within the postmodern era
- Two appendices describe consumer saints and the iconography of saints in art.
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