The Wisdom of the Saints: An Anthology / Edition 1

The Wisdom of the Saints: An Anthology / Edition 1

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by Jill Haak Adels, Adels
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195059158

ISBN-13: 9780195059151

Pub. Date: 06/28/1989

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Covering over two thousand years of Church history, this unique anthology presents hundreds of aphoristic sayings from the writings and recorded works of both famous and obscure saints. Ranging from the polished literary statements of St. Francis de Sales, patron saint of journalists, to the cry of the martyr on the scaffold, these quotations treat a wide variety

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Covering over two thousand years of Church history, this unique anthology presents hundreds of aphoristic sayings from the writings and recorded works of both famous and obscure saints. Ranging from the polished literary statements of St. Francis de Sales, patron saint of journalists, to the cry of the martyr on the scaffold, these quotations treat a wide variety of themes such as joy, death, faith, hope, folly, and much more.
The volume includes diary notations, lists of personal resolutions, naive remarks of saintly children who have foreseen their own destiny, and the half-legendary utterances of early miracle-working saints of Ireland and the misty northern forests. It offers the wisdom of European, African, and Japanese saints, as well as an appendix of biographical sketches. Despite the diversity of the individuals represented—hermits and Popes, the urbane and the uncouth, the sensible and the passionately foolish—this book uncovers a degree of harmony of thought among all of the saints included here. By bringing the saints to life, this collection reminds us that they were real people—not a group of museum figures carved in marble—with a range of temperaments and personalities.

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ISBN-13:
9780195059151
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1989
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)

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I LOVE this book! I return to it again and again and always find what I am seeking, be it comfort, reassurance, insight, enlightenment, or simply comic relief and a fresh perspective on things. It is inspiring to read the actual words spoken by the saints throughout the ages, and to be able to perceive their humanity, as well as their holiness and wisdom. The broad range encompassed in this collection is awesome, and it's topical organization makes it a snap to find what you're looking for. This book should be in the library of any thinking person who seeks and values the eternal truths regarding the human condition, and life both here and hereafter.