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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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Alexandre Coello de la Rosa, Linda G. Jones
February 03, 2020

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...

New Saints in Late-Mediaeval Venice, 1200–1500: A Typological Study

New Saints in Late-Mediaeval Venice, 1200–1500: A Typological Study

1st Edition

Karen E. McCluskey
October 10, 2019

This book focuses on the comparatively unknown cults of new saints in late-mediaeval Venice. These new saints were near-contemporary citizens who were venerated by their compatriots without official sanction from the papacy. In doing so, the book uncovers a sub-culture of religious expression that...

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

1st Edition

Emily Kelley, Cynthia Turner Camp
May 02, 2019

Offering snapshots of mercantile devotion to saints in different regions, this volume is the first to ask explicitly how merchants invoked saints, and why. Despite medieval and modern stereotypes of merchants as godless and avaricious, medieval traders were highly devout – and rightly so. Overseas...

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

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

1st Edition

Kay Brainerd Slocum
November 06, 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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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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