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The Book of Saints: A Comprehensive Biographical Dictionary

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ISBN: 0826416160
Издательство: Continuum International Publishing Group
Год издания: 2004
Страниц: 656
Book DescriptionThis is the first comprehensive dictionary of saints in any language for seventy years. The last edition of this book, the sixth, published in 1970, included very few entries for those recently beatified and canonized and almost none for those honored by Pope John Paul II. Unlike other books of saints which are selective--based on locale, gender, art-historical interest, or spiritual appeal--this one is rigorously comprehensive and historically objective. It includes entries for all thosewho have been formally canonized or beatified to date, or have had their local veneration approved by the church as a whole, or have been listed in the old Roman martyrology. It also includes the more prominent of those local saints who have been venerated in the distant past, before the process of canonization was formalized, who are no longer liturgically honored anywhere, but who feature in historical records.