The broad-ranging introduction of this book unravels the myths that surround sainthood, explaining why pious heroism is described through legend and how relics signify the reality of the saints. Then, the second half of the book is an illustrated encyclopedia of over 400 saints, in chronological order. The life and work of each saint is described. Far more than a dictionary of saints, this book explores the conditions of sainthood and tells the lives of the saints. It offers a comprehensive, modern approach to this fascinating subject. The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Saints An authoritative guide to the lives and works of over 500 saints, with expert commentary and over 500 beautiful paintings, statues & icons Tessa Paul CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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