Item description for Butler's Lives of the Saints: January (Butler's Lives of the Saints) by Paul Burns & Alban Butler...
Overview First volume in an authoritative updating of the 18th-century classic. Based on the revised "Roman Martyrology" being finalized by the Vatican, there are more lengthy treatments of well-known saints focusing on known historical deeds, plus information on hundreds of newly-named saints.
One of the most well-known and relied-upon reference works of all time has been updated and revised The twelve volumes of the revised "Butler's Lives of the Saints" correspond to the months of the year; each volume contains entries on saints with feast days in that month.
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Studio: Liturgical Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.25" Width: 6.32" Height: 1" Weight: 1.29 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2000
Publisher Liturgical Press
Series Butlers Lives Of The Saints
ISBN 0814623778 ISBN13 9780814623770
Availability 0 units.
More About Paul Burns & Alban Butler
Burns was educated at Ampleforth College and The Queen's College, Oxford, where he gained a first-class degree in modern languages.
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all 12 volumes Feb 4, 2006
This edition of Butler's Lives of the Saints presents its subjects in a vibrant, sober and (as required by the genre) brief way. The books are like the Litany of the Saints invoking these memorable Christians and giving readers a picture of the communion of saints. They came from every time and place. They represent all of human variation. The series does not shy away from presenting weaknesses along with admirable qualities. This clearly comes from the conviction that God's grace does not work only in ideal people, but every variety of person can be a saint.
Sorry, I think it's awful Jul 7, 2004
Paul Burns is, according to the book jacket, distinguished only by the fact he has a "first-class degree in modern languages" (whatever that is), and has translated many books about liberation theology. He systematically attacks all of the greatest Catholic saints, like the Cure d'Ars (an "intransigent moralizer"), saint Joan of Arc (maybe she didn't exist!), saint Rose of Lima (she had mental problems), all missionaries ("cultural imperialists!"), etc. Cheers! (www.inquisition.ca)