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This is a great read for anyone interested in learning about the saints and their history with the Church and society.
Peter Brown's book on the Cult of Saints has become a classic work on the formation of the cult of saints in Late Antiquity/Early Medieval Europe.
The style of writing is at times pedestrian and may feel daunting to those readers who have not attuned their ear to the sounds of academia.
This is essential reading for people interested in the cult of saints. The author's expertise, knowledge and research shine through on each page. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Brother Cadfael
Brown's plunge into exploring the socio-cultural-spiritual conditions that not only engendered but gave burgeoning life to the cult of the Christian dead in Late Antiquity is a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by JordanJasper
Excellent, scholarly discourse on the evolution of the Latin Church in late antiquity. Particularly focuses on the inclusion of the saints and saintly relics as a mode of growth... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Timothy Green
Any Peter Brown book is gripping, as I found this one. Anyone curious about the aspect and role of Saints in Christianity will enjoy this read.Published 2 months ago by r.winters
This review is for the original edition of THE CULT OF THE SAINTS, copyrighted 1981.
Author Peter Brown may be most familiar through his recent book Through the Eye of a... Read more
Peter Brown's style is exquisite. He has imbibed the ethos of the late-antique nobility he writes about. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Fr. Doug
This might be considered a a great primer for those who wish to introduce themselves to the world of historical theory as pertains to the classical world. While Mr. Read morePublished 9 months ago by propertius