The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Essays on the Contribution of Peter Brown

The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Essays on the Contribution of Peter Brown

by James Howard-Johnston
     
 

"...despite their disagreements, these authors pay unanimous tribute to the stimulating and provocative quality of Peter Brown's scholarship. Both their criticism and their praise merit a broad audience."—The Journal of Religion
"...the scholarship represented by the individual contributions is of the highest quality...and well worth the

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"...despite their disagreements, these authors pay unanimous tribute to the stimulating and provocative quality of Peter Brown's scholarship. Both their criticism and their praise merit a broad audience."—The Journal of Religion
"...the scholarship represented by the individual contributions is of the highest quality...and well worth the read."—History

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Review from previous edition "...[It] is greatly to the credit of this collection of essays that so much is done to unpack the real contribution of the craft of hagiography to the experience of Christianity....This comparative approach, explored through articles of uniformly high quality, provides a perspective on the history of sanctity of which Peter Brown would surely be well pleased."—Anthony Marett-Crosby, Royal Asiatic Society

"...this book is an excellent testimony to the worth of Peter Brown's work."—Michael Cahill, Journal of Early Christian Studies

"...despite their disagreements, these authors pay unanimous tribute to the stimulating and provocative quality of Peter Brown's scholarship. Both their criticism and their praise merit a broad audience."—John M.McCulloh, The Journal of Religion

"...who wants such stories told, and what are saints' lives for? This volume has greatly extended the range of answers....The essays in this impressive collection revisit, or rediscover, the holy man, over a very wide geographical and chronological range."—Gillian Clark, Times Literary Supplement

"Peter Brown has jump-started two generations of new scholarship on the rise, roles, and functions of holy men and women and the cults devoted to the tombs and relics of the holy dead."—Dennis Trout, The Medieval Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199253548
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/29/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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University of Oxford

Jesus College, Oxford

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