A New Dictionary of Saints: East and West (Google eBook)

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Liturgical Press, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 646 pages
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This magnificent new publication distinguishes itself from others by its comprehensiveness, and in its coverage of Eastern, as well as Western, saints. The book contains approximately 7, -000 Saints and Blesseds. Entries are placed in alphabetical order according to name. Where there are numerous saints with the same name (for example John) these are now listed chronologically. The entries include date and place of birth and death as well as family background, education, activity for which the saint is remembered, and whether he/she is a patron saint.

In order to be comprehensive, even possibly mythical saints are included 'Barbara, Christopher and Katherine of Alexandria, because their stories have been so important in art, literature and popular devotion. This is the most complete and accurate Dictionary of Saints available.

  

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A comprehensive summary at the saints recognised by a number of christian traditions. The entries for a number of saints are very short, which does limit its usefulness, but it does provide a good ... Read full review

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Mr. Walsh's book is filled with more inaccurate information than any other book I have researched! Wikipedia is more percise than what Mr. Walsh has authored in this particular compilation of writings!!!

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Page 49 - Monologion, partly in other mixed treatises. Finally, in his greatest work, Cur Deus homo, he undertakes to make plain, even to infidels, the rational necessity of the Christian mystery of the atonement. The theory rests on three positions: that satisfaction is necessary on account of God's honour and justice; that such satisfaction can be given only by the peculiar personality 82 of the God-man; that such satisfaction is really given by the voluntary death of this infinitely valuable person.
Page 49 - Homo, he undertakes to make plain, even to infidels, the rational necessity of the atonement. The theory rests on three positions : that satisfaction is necessary on account of God's honour and justice; that such satisfaction can be given only by the peculiar personality of the God-man ; that such satisfaction is really given by the voluntary death of this infinitely valuable person. The demonstration is, in brief, this: All the actions of men...
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Page 49 - William was killed, and Henry, his successor, at once recalled Anselm. But Henry demanded that he should again receive from him in person investiture in his office of archbishop, thus making the dignity entirely dependent on the royal authority. Now, the papal rule in the matter was plain; all homage and lay investiture were strictly prohibited. Anselm represented this to the king; but Henry would not relinquish a privilege possessed by his predecessors, and proposed that the...

About the author (2007)

Michael Walsh spent twelve years as a reporter and presenter on World in Action and has won several awards for his work. He is now a producer and writer living in London, specializing in political and historical documentaries.

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