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Through the Eyes of the Saints: A Pilgramage through History / Edition 1

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David Brown engages the question of the role of saints in modern life head on: are they an irrelevance? Brown tells the story of the Church across the centuries through some thirty examples of saints, Protestant no less then Catholic. Because many of them faced dilemmas much more like our own then those of Jesus, their very human wrestlings can continue to help us in our own spiritual pilgrimage. Three more general chapters explain how giving them a special place, far from diminishing Christ, actually secures and enhances his meaning.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826476401
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 4/17/2005
  • Series: Icons Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,393,151
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.58 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

David Brown has always combined teaching posts with pastoral work. He is Van Mildert Professor of Divinity at the University of Durham and a canon of Durham Cathedral. His books include Choices, Invitation to Theology, The Divine Trinity, and, most recently, a collection of sermons, The Word Set You Free.
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Table of Contents

1 The whole company of heaven : holy imperfection and the medley of difference 3
2 Christ and his train : the bishop and the artist 11
3 Polycarp and Perpetua : martyrdoms real and not so real 23
4 Antony of Egypt : the desert blossoming in rural Scotland 31
5 Hilary and Athanasius : wrestling to make doctrine relevant 35
6 John Chrysostom : a firebrand for the city's poor 41
7 Columba : Celtic dislocation 45
8 Aidan and Augustine : destructive pride 49
9 Gregory the Great : the papacy that might have been 53
10 Margaret of Scotland : hidden debts to others 61
11 Anselm of Canterbury : on entering other worlds 67
12 Bernard and Abelard : with heart and mind 73
13 Thomas a Becket and Hildebrand : power and its ambiguities 79
14 Catherine of Siena : a young woman reforming the church 85
15 Thomas Arundel : thte saint who burnt heretics 91
16 Thomas Cranmer : a hand for friendhsip and for fire 99
17 Charles V and Nicholas Ferrar : the emperor changes his clothes 105
18 Teresa of Avila : transcending male and female, faith and works 111
19 John Cosin : vain ceremonial or bodily worship 117
20 Joseph Butler : reason and nature as sacramental 125
21 John Wesley : psychology and conversion 131
22 Wilberforce, Newton and Simeon : evangelical struggle for a larger vision 137
23 Josephine Butler : caring for those not like ourselves 143
24 Edith Stein : beyond guilt and innocence 149
25 Hannington and Luwum : transcending the colonial past 155
26 Heaven alongside : interceding saints 163
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