St. Thomas Of Canterbury (volume 1); His Death And Miracles

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byEdwin Abbott Abbott

not yet rated|write a review
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SECTION II THE GROWTH OF THE MIRACLES, OR BENEDICT'S EARLIEST RECORDS § i. Benedicts list compared with William's* [451] It was not till Easter 1171 that miracles came in crowds. At first each single one was a great event, eagerly welcomed by the monks, and not to be despised though performed on women and poor folk. Hence Benedict's list of patients contains, in the first thirty, about an equal proportion of males and females, whereas William, in the same number, gives little more than a seventh to the latter. As might be expected, also, the earliest patients are from Canterbury, London, and the Home Counties. [452] Here are the first thirty cases recorded severally by Benedict and William. It will be seen that the latter gives a larger proportion of priests or clergy, and a good many foreigners. William gives the first place to a miracle of a very remarkable nature (see below 596) authenticated by the burgesses of Bedford. Then he places one performed on a woman of the same village. William's fourth, sixth, seventh, and eighth cases are of epilepsy, or " falling sickness." This illustrates his principles--if they can be so called--of arrangement. He is influenced sometimes (1) by strength of testimony, at others (2) by similarity of disease (or even of name of patient), (3) by identity of locality, either of the miracle, or of the testifier to the miracle. Benedict's work also, in its later parts--some of which do not proceed from his pen--adopts occasionally these irregular classifications. 1 In the following section, Roman followed by Arabic numbers mean a volume and page of the Afaterials (la). Benedict (ii. 37-66). [453] (I) Emma, wife of a knight in Sussex (Blindness). (2) Huelina, daughter of Aaliza of London: cured at Gloucester (Complaint in head)....

Pricing and Purchase Info

$28.50

Out of stock online

From the Publisher

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SECTION II THE GROWTH OF THE MIRACLES, OR BENEDICT'S EARLIEST RECORDS § i. Benedicts list compared with William's* [451] It was not t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021705868X

ISBN - 13:9780217058681

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of St. Thomas Of Canterbury (volume 1); His Death And Miracles

Reviews