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1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Simon Yarrow

in Saints: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191781308
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199676514.003.0001
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Saints are persons who by various means have demonstrated such worth in their lifetimes as to posthumously merit the company of God. The saint is a ‘holy one’, someone whose exemplary and ... More
5. Reforming martyrdom

5. Reforming martyrdom  

Jolyon Mitchell

in Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777882
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10.1093/actrade/9780199585236.003.0005
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During the mid-16th century, stories of contemporary and historic martyrdoms began to be circulated. This resulted in further debates about martyrdom. With the invention of the printing ... More
9. Saints in the modern world

9. Saints in the modern world  

Simon Yarrow

in Saints: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191781308
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10.1093/actrade/9780199676514.003.0009
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‘Saints in the modern world’ considers the impact of the Enlightenment and industrialization on sainthood. Canonizations continued throughout the Enlightenment period, though not in great ... More
5. Gendering the saints

5. Gendering the saints  

Simon Yarrow

in Saints: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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10.1093/actrade/9780199676514.003.0005
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Historically, men have always received greater public recognition for their sanctity than women. Why were women under-represented among those venerated as saints? The church is historically ... More
6. The Blessed Virgin Mary

6. The Blessed Virgin Mary  

Simon Yarrow

in Saints: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191781308
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10.1093/actrade/9780199676514.003.0006
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The Blessed Virgin Mary is pre-eminent among Christian saints. Her giving birth to Jesus the God-man distinguishes her from other women, even as it draws attention to that experience ... More
Saints: A Very Short Introduction

Saints: A Very Short Introduction  

Simon Yarrow

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191781308
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199676514.001.0001
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book
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9780199676514
Saints: A Very Short Introduction looks at the origins, ideas, and definitions of sainthood, sanctity, and saints in the early Church, tracing their development in history and ... More
4. Early modern sainthood

4. Early modern sainthood  

Simon Yarrow

in Saints: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191781308
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199676514.003.0004
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‘Early modern sainthood’ describes the impact of the 16th-century Reformation on the image of the Christian saint. The Reformation, triggered by Augustinian friar Martin Luther, was a ... More

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