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Butler's Lives of the saints

Author: Alban Butler; Herbert Thurston; Donald Attwater
Publisher: Allen, Tex. : Christian Classics, 1996, ©1956.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Complete edView all editions and formats
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Alban Butler's monumental work was first compiled in the 18th century and later partially revised by Herbert Thurston, S.J. early in the 20th century. When Fr. Thurston's death interrupted work on the second revision, the massive editorial undertaking was assumed by the noted English scholar and hagiographer, Donald Attwater who spent a decade of research and editing in expanding the present edition.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Prayers and devotions
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alban Butler; Herbert Thurston; Donald Attwater
ISBN: 0870610465 9780870610462 0870610473 9780870610479 0870610481 9780870610486 087061049X 9780870610493 0870610457 9780870610455 087061214X 9780870612145 0870612158 9780870612152 0870612166 9780870612169 0870612174 9780870612176 0870611372 9780870611377
OCLC Number: 39798432
Notes: Reprint. Published: London : Burns & Oates, 1956.
Appendix III (v. 4, p. 672-673)--apparently updated through 1963.
Description: 4 volumes ; 23 cm
Contents: V.1. January -March. --
v. 2. April -June. --
v. 3. July-September. --
v. 4 . October-Decemeber.
Other Titles: Lives of the saints
Responsibility: edited, revised, and supplemented by Herbert J. Thurston and Donald Attwater.

Abstract:

Alban Butler's monumental work was first compiled in the 18th century and later partially revised by Herbert Thurston, S.J. early in the 20th century. When Fr. Thurston's death interrupted work on the second revision, the massive editorial undertaking was assumed by the noted English scholar and hagiographer, Donald Attwater who spent a decade of research and editing in expanding the present edition.

"This classic of hagiography ... provides biographical accounts of 2,565 saints, from the most eminent (Saint Jerome) to the most unlikely (Saint Christina the Astonishing). Tep four volumes move through the year ... and thus encourage fascinated browsing; a reader can check out the saints venerated on his (or her) birthday, discover which are patrons of what and enjoy a lot of good reading. For the most part, this compilation ... eschews legend-mongering and attempts to set down the truth in so far as it is known. Consequently, without denying the miraculous, these lives instead emphasize telling instances of steadfastness, commitment and faith" (Washington Post).

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