Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things? Paperback
Saints and Worshippers from the Martyrs to the Reformation
by Robert Bartlett;
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Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things?
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The shrines of the saints drew pilgrims, sometimes from hundreds of miles, and the book describes the routes, dangers, and rewards of pilgrimage, including the thousands of reported miracles. The book surveys the rich literature and images that proliferated around the saints, as well as the saints' impact on everyday life--from the naming of people and places to the shaping of the calendar. Finally, the book considers how the Christian cult of saints compares with apparently similar aspects of other religions. At once deeply informative and entertaining, this is an unmatched account of an immensely important and intriguing part of the religious life of the past--as well as the present.
Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things? by Robert Bartlett was published by Princeton University Press in September 2015. The ISBN for Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things? is 9780691169682.
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|Page last updated||17th May 2017|
|Author / Artist||Robert Bartlett|
|Publisher||Princeton University Press (September 2015)|
|Number of Pages||808|