Item description for The Pocket Guide to the Saints by Richard P. McBrien...
Overview In this handy, concise edition of his work "The Lives of the Saints," McBrien, one of the leading authorities on Catholicism, presents inside information on how saints are chosen, great Christians who may not become saints, likely new saints, and the story behind the high number of recently named saints.
This pocket edition of Richard McBrien's Lives of the Saints is the perfect concise, handy reference for scholars, students, and general readers.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.98" Width: 4.08" Height: 0.85" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2006
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 006113774X ISBN13 9780061137747
Availability 0 units.
More About Richard P. McBrien
Richard P. McBrien is Crowley-O'Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Educated at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, he has also served as president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. A leading authority on Catholicism, he is the bestselling author of Catholicism, Lives of the Popes, and Lives of the Saints, as well as the general editor of The HarperCollins Encyclopedia of Catholicism. Most recently a consultant for ABC News, McBrien offers regular commentary on all the major television networks. He is also a prizewinning syndicated columnist in the Catholic press.
Richard P. McBrien currently resides in South Bend, in the state of Indiana.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Pocket Guide to the Saints?
Helpful Book Feb 24, 2008
I purchased the Pocket Guide to the Saints to take with me on a trip to Italy. We have visited before and are not Catholic. Much of the art has its roots in religious stories related to the Saints and we wanted to know more.
This book is helpful, but could be organized better. Rather than an alphabetical organization, it is organized by "saint days" (I'm not sure that that is the correct phrasing). It would be much simpler if we could look each saint up by his/her name.
The information provided is perfect for our interest. There is a short biographical entry including stories that related to the person's canonization. We are leaving in March and I look forward to being able to have this book as a reference while we visit museums and churches in Italy.