The Lure of Saints
A Protestant Experience of Catholic TraditionBook - 2005
All Christians share ancient traditions of making saints and practicing faith in the midst of a cloud of witnesses. They also share in the heritage of the Protestant Reformation and the sometimes radical change in attitudes toward saints that resulted from these upheavals. In The Lure of Saints, Jon M. Sweeney explores how these exemplary men and women?the saints?have impacted both the Church and the world. This guide includes profiles of ancient, medieval and modern figures, East and West, the sublime and the unusual, with special chapters exploring the differences between Catholic and Protestant imaginations, ancient spiritual practices of relating to saints, miracles, apparitions, stigmatas, and more. Also included are the personal reflections of other religious teachers and writers including M. Basil Pennington, Mitch Finley, Wayne Teasdale, and others, as well as a glossary of terms, resources for further reading, appendices, and an index.
Publisher: Brewster, MA : Paraclete Press, c2005
Branch Call Number: 235.2 SWE
Characteristics: xxi, 237 p. : ill. ; 24 cm