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Why can the dead do such great things? : saints and worshippers from the martyrs to the Reformation

Author: Robert Bartlett
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From its earliest centuries, one of the most notable features of Christianity has been the veneration of the saints--the holy dead. This sweepingly ambitious history from one of the world's leading medieval historians tells the fascinating story of the cult of the saints from its origins in the second-century days of the Christian martyrs to the Protestant Reformation. Drawing on sources from around the Christian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bartlett, Robert, 1950-
Why can the dead do such great things?
(DLC) 2013019981
(OCoLC)840582139
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Bartlett
ISBN: 9781400848782 1400848784
OCLC Number: 861200109
Awards: Winner of Otto Grundler Book Prize 2015
Winner of PROSE Awards: European and World History 2013
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Part I. Developments --
part II. Dynamics.
Responsibility: Robert Bartlett.

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