By Robert Bartlett
From its earliest centuries, the most striking positive aspects of Christianity has been the veneration of the saints--the holy lifeless. This bold historical past tells the interesting tale of the cult of the saints from its origins within the second-century days of the Christian martyrs to the Protestant Reformation. Robert Bartlett examines all the most crucial features of the saints--including miracles, relics, pilgrimages, shrines, and the saints' function within the calendar, literature, and art.
The ebook explores the imperative function performed by means of the our bodies and physique elements of saints, and the unique therapy those relics acquired. From the routes, risks, and rewards of pilgrimage, to the saints' influence on lifestyle, Bartlett's account is an unequalled exam of a massive and exciting a part of the spiritual lifetime of the past--as good because the present.