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- DescriptionThis book is a selection of saints presented chrologically and as Patrons. The proportion of women to men is deliberately higher than usual and the aim is-in accordance with Pope John Paul's intentions-to produce a worldwide spread of saints. Lesser-kwn figures that did remarkable things feature amongst some of the best-kwn saints. Although legends are mentioned, in true Butler's tradition, emphasis is always on historical fact. Entries are limited to canised saints. Emblems or attributes are described where relevant and there are touches of humor where appropriate. The short introduction concentrates on the historical development of canisation and draws some social implications. At the head of each page the patronage of the saint in question is given: for example medicine, taking exams, music, hunting, architects, and blind people. There is a saint for almost every chosen path of life and human predicament. On each page there is a decoration or illustration. The book ends with a simple glossary.
- Author BiographyPaul Burns is the Editor of Butler's Lives of the Saints and author of the New Concise Butler. He is a publisher and editor by profession.
- Author(s)Paul Burns
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication10/11/2005
- SubjectChristian Theology
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBurns & Oates Ltd
- Content Note1
- Weight173 g
- Width203 mm
- Height127 mm
- Spine8 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition StatementNew edition
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