Saints: A Very Short Introduction by Simon Yarrow

Saints: A Very Short Introduction

bySimon Yarrow

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The idea of saints and sainthood are familiar to all, irrelevant of religious faith. In thisVery Short Introduction, Simon Yarrow looks at the origins, ideas, and definitions of sainthood, sanctity, and saints in the early Church, tracing their development in history and explaining the socialroles saints played in the ancient, medieval, and modern worlds. Along the way Yarrow considers the treatment of saints as objects of literary and artistic expression and interpretation, and as examples of idealised male and female heroism, and compares Christian saints and holy figures to venerated figures in other religious cultures, including Islam, Buddhism,and Hinduism. He concludes by considering the experiences of devotees to saints, and looking at how saints continue to be a powerful presence in our modern world.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Simon Yarrow was Past and Present Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, London, and worked at St Mary's University College, Birkbeck College, and the University of Liverpool, before taking up a Lectureship at the University of Birmingham in 2004. From 2011-13 he spent two years as Visiting Fellow at the University of...
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Title:Saints: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.03 inPublished:October 22, 2018Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Inventing the Saints3. Sainthood in the Middle Ages4. Early Modern Sainthood5. Gendering the Saints6. Writing the Saints7. Globalizing the Saints8. Sainthood in a Secular World9. Experiencing the SaintsFurther ReadingIndex