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Saints: The Art, the History, the Inspiration

Author(s): Michael Mcmahon

ISBN13: 9781846010026


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  • A vivid, analytical account of an amazing array of men and women linked by a common bond-sainthood. These individuals led exciting, extraordinary lives throughout history and across the globe, responding to events in their time in different ways-as warriors, teachers, mystics, martyrs, and miracle workers. Richly illustrated, this is a visual feast from Renaissance and Medieval manuscripts, mosaics, glorious paintings, sculptures, icons, keepsakes, and contemporary cinema clips that explore and reveal the significance of saints.

  • Michael Mcmahon

    Michael Mcmahon is a UK based writer and columnist with a special interest in theology, art and literature. He has written features for The Telegraph, the Times, The Independent, The Tablet, The New Statesman, The Spectator, Chronicles of American Culture, The Australian, and The Sydney Morning Herald on educational, cultural, social and religious affairs. He broadcasted live on radio during his Franciscan Pilgrimage, and is planning to take another ancient pilgrim route, the Via Francigena, from Canterbury to Rome.

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