Women Saints in World Religions
SUNY Press, Sep 22, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 244 pages
Women Saints in World Religions deepens our understanding of the concept of sainthood, brings to light original material, and presents the first comparative analysis of female sainthood. Using original sources, previously unavailable in English, the book describes the lives of figures considered saintly in world religions including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism. The implications of this material for the concept of sainthood and for women saints as a cross-cultural category are examined."
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