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Published: 01 December 2018

168 Pages | 12 black-and-white halftones

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199676514

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Saints: A Very Short Introduction

Simon Yarrow

Very Short Introductions

  • Considers the origins of sainthood and saints and how they are interpreted by different faiths
  • Offers insight into relics, reliquaries, and related sacred objects in cultural contexts, and reflects upon relic veneration in the modern world
  • Introduces the concept of how gender informs our understanding of saints
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series--millions of copies sold worldwide