Item description for Butler's Lives of the Saints: July (Butlers Lives Of The Saints) by Peter Doyle & Alban Butler...
Overview Alban Butler wrote in the original preface of this book "Who is not awakened from his spiritual lethargy and confounded at his own cowardice, when he considers the fervour and courage of the saints?" The Catholic Church has revised and updated the Calendar of the Saints. This volume covers the month of July and has something for everyone looking for examples to follow or patrons to appeal to.
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: 9.34" Width: 6.37" Height: 1.07" Weight: 1.32 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2000
Publisher Liturgical Press
Series Butlers Lives Of The Saints
ISBN 0814623832 ISBN13 9780814623831
Availability 0 units.
More About Peter Doyle & Alban Butler
Doyle was born in Liverpool and educated at St. Edward's College and St. Joseph's, Upholland, before reading history at Cambridge University. He later obtained a Ph.D. in ecclesiastical history from the University of London.
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Superb! Sep 26, 2009
This new edition of the definitive "Lives of the Saints" will be an invaluable resource for at least the next two generations. Careful distinctions are made between fact (or probable fact) and legend, both the strengths and failings of these holy men and women are fairly and sympathetically discussed, the times they lived in are vividly evoked. This edition breaks the plaster molds in which some devotional writers have tended to place Catholic saints and presents them as living, breathing, and palpably human. The authors take a critical view of some of the more improbable legends attributed to the saints, but for the most part do not dismiss the supernatural and miraculous (no attempt is made, for example, to "rationalize" St. Joseph of Copertino's levitations or the visions of St. Catherine Laboure and St. Bernadette). Not only Catholic readers, but anyone interested in the history of Christianity and many of the people who championed, practiced, prached, defended, and defined it throughout its history will find these volumes a fascinating read.