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The St Patrick\'s Treasury: Celebrating the myths, legends and traditions of Ireland\'s patron saint
By John Killen
St Patrick is one of the best-known and best-loved saints in the world. His life and legacy is ingrained in Irish history and society, as the annual 17 March celebrations across the globe show. John Killen brings together the legends, folklore, traditions and stories that have been associated with St...
Written by the Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker, this book clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It includes a complete introduction to the practice of meditation, as well as advice on how to care for the dying with love and...
Each chapter of this book offers a biography of a religious leader and a detailed discussion of his or her rise to sainthood over the course of China's twentieth century. Throughout, emphasis is on the creative and largely successful strategies deployed in the face of state indifference or hostility.
By Simon Yarrow
The Saints examines the history, traditions, and cultural impact of the saints. Looking at their origins and the cultural definition of saints and sanctity, Yarrow moves on to consider interpretations of saints in literature and art, and the role gender plays in sainthood.