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Published: 13 February 2019

272 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199675562

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The Beginnings of the Cult of Relics

Robert Wiśniewski

  • Investigates how Christians began to believe in power of relics and shows how the phenomenon crossed cultural frontiers within late-antique Christendom
  • Considers how they sought to reveal hidden knowledge at the tombs of saints and why they buried the death close to them
  • Offers a careful reassessment of an important phenomenon, focused on relics, not the cult of saints in general