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Sanctity in Global Perspective


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Saints and Sanctity in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Striving for remembrance

Saints and Sanctity in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Striving for remembrance

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Alexandre Coello de la Rosa, Linda G. Jones
January 15, 2019

A common objective of saint veneration in all three Abrahamic religions is the recovery and perpetuation of the collective memory of the saint. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam all yield intriguing similarities and differences in their respective conceptions of sanctity. This edited collection...

Saints as Intercessors between the Wealthy and the Divine: Art and Hagiography among the Medieval Merchant Classes

Saints as Intercessors between the Wealthy and the Divine: Art and Hagiography among the Medieval Merchant Classes

Forthcoming

Cynthia Camp, Emily Kelley
January 15, 2019

Despite medieval and modern stereotypes of merchants as godless and avaricious, medieval traders were highly devout – and rightly so. Overseas trade was dangerous, and merchants' commercial activities were seen as jeopardizing their souls. Merchants turned to saints for protection and succor,...

The Cult of Thomas Becket: History and Historiography through Eight Centuries

The Cult of Thomas Becket: History and Historiography through Eight Centuries

Forthcoming

Kay Brainerd Slocum
November 02, 2018

On 29 December, 1170, Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was brutally murdered in his own cathedral. News of the event was rapidly disseminated throughout Europe, generating a widespread cult which endured until the reign of Henry VIII in the sixteenth century, and engendering a fascination...

Peter Paul Rubens and the Counter-Reformation Crisis of the Beati moderni

Peter Paul Rubens and the Counter-Reformation Crisis of the Beati moderni

Ruth S. Noyes
September 18, 2017

Peter Paul Rubens and the Crisis of the Beati Moderni takes up the question of the issues involved in the formation of recent saints - or Beati moderni (modern Blesseds) as they were called - by the Jesuits and Oratorians in the new environment of increased strictures and censorship that developed...

Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Hagiographical Strategies: A Comparative Study of the Standard Lives of St. Francis and Milarepa

Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Hagiographical Strategies: A Comparative Study of the Standard Lives of St. Francis and Milarepa

Massimo A. Rondolino
January 19, 2017

This book examines the potential of conducting studies in comparative hagiology, through parallel literary and historical analyses of spiritual life writings pertaining to distinct religious contexts. In particular, it focuses on a comparative analysis of the early sources on the medieval Christian...

The Cult of St. Anne in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

The Cult of St. Anne in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Jennifer Welsh
December 13, 2016

Dr Jennifer Welsh received her M.A. in Medieval Studies from Cornell University in 2000, and her M.A. and PhD in History from Duke University in 2004 and 2009. Her dissertation dealt with the cult of St. Anne in late medieval and early modern Europe. After four years as a Visiting Assistant...

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