The Footprints of Michael the Archangel Hardback

The Formation and Diffusion of a Saintly Cult, C. 300-c. 800

by John Charles Arnold;

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The Footprints of Michael the Archangel

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Saint Michael the Archangel: one of three angels mentioned by name in the Scripture; figure in early Christian, Jewish and Islamic traditions; patron saint of ambulance drivers. This enigmatic ecumenical figure was the subject of hagiography, liturgical texts, and relics from Italy across Western Europe during the eighth century, culminating in a cult following. Despite this following, Michael has been poorly served in Anglophone religious and historical studies. This book explores the formation and diffusion of the cultus from c. 400-c.800, isolating its emergence within the orthodox traditions of the Greek-speaking East, and then following its development within Latin Catholicism. The cult of Michael, far from being extraneous or marginal, proves crucial to the formation of orthodox doctrine.

The Footprints of Michael the Archangel by John Charles Arnold was published by Palgrave Macmillan in October 2013. The ISBN for The Footprints of Michael the Archangel is 9781137346810.

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Details for The Footprints of Michael the Archangel

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan (October 2013)
Number of Pages296
Thickness18 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4250822
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