One Hundred Saints: Their Lives and Likenesses Drawn from Butler's Lives of the Saints and Great Works of Western Art

One Hundred Saints: Their Lives and Likenesses Drawn from Butler's Lives of the Saints and Great Works of Western Art

by Bulfinch Press
     
 

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Originally published in 1993, this is still the only version of Butler's long-revered 'Lives of the Saints' that presents saints in all their splendour, in both word & image. The selection reflects contemporary interest & patronage.  See more details below

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Originally published in 1993, this is still the only version of Butler's long-revered 'Lives of the Saints' that presents saints in all their splendour, in both word & image. The selection reflects contemporary interest & patronage.

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Publishers Weekly
A paperback edition of the 1993 original, this volume unites text adapted from Butler's mid-18th century Lives of the Saints with reproductions of saints' portraits in stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, sculptures and masterworks by Titian, Botticelli, Carvaggio, Rubens and El Greco. Though intended as a "gift to the Christian faithful," Bulfinch's book, with its fascinating and classic hagiography and its judicious choice of sacred art, should have a wider appeal: to students of religion, for instance, or lapsed Catholics, or anyone fascinated by sometimes grim stories of the pious and brave. From the well known (St. Thomas Aquinas, Church Father and patron saint of students) to the more obscure (St. Barbara, patron saint of fire prevention and stonemasons), the lives of Butler's saints are sure to astonish and inspire. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821228166
Publisher:
Bulfinch
Publication date:
10/14/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 11.12(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Alban Butler's Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints was published between 1756 and 1759. Since then the multi-volume work has undergone numerous revisions and updatings. Since this British cleric was somewhat reticent about promulgating many of the legends and stories commonly attributed to saints today, we have drawn on a more colorful, 20th-century revision for One Hundred Saints.

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