The Making and Unmaking of a Saint Hardback
Hagiography and Memory in the Cult of Gerald of Aurillac
by Mathew Kuefler;
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The Making and Unmaking of a Saint
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Mathew Kuefler makes a strong case for the sophistication of hagiography as a literary genre that can be used to articulate religious doubts and anxieties even as it exalts the saints; and he overturns the received attribution of Gerald's detailed Vita to Odo of Cluny, identifying it instead as the work of the infamous eleventh-century forger Ademar of Chabannes. Through his careful examination, the biographies and iconographies that mark the waxing and waning of Saint Gerald's cult tell an illuminating tale not only of how saints are remembered but also of how they are forgotten.
The Making and Unmaking of a Saint by Mathew Kuefler was published by University of Pennsylvania Press in December 2013. The ISBN for The Making and Unmaking of a Saint is 9780812245523.
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|Page last updated||17th May 2017|
|Author / Artist||Mathew Kuefler|
|Publisher||University of Pennsylvania Press (December 2013)|
|Number of Pages||320|