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A Concise History of Monks and Monasteries
Language: en
Authors: Alfred Wishart
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-07 - Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

The aim of this volume is to sketch the history of the monastic institution from its origin to its overthrow in the Reformation period, understandably, although the institution is by no means now extinct, its power was practically broken in the sixteenth century, and no new orders of importance or
The Roman Martyrs
Language: en
Pages: 800
Authors: Michael Lapidge
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-08 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Roman Martyrs contains translations of forty Latin passiones of saints who were martyred in Rome or its near environs, during the period before the 'peace of the Church' (c. 312). Some of the Roman martyrs are universally known-SS. Agnes, Sebastian or Laurence, for example-but others are scarcely recognized outside
Night of Demons and Saints
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Menna van Praag
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-02-03 - Publisher: Random House

And then there were three . . . Three years ago, the sisters confronted their demon father in that strange other-world called Everwhere. It was a battle that ended in a devastating loss, and the scars they carry seem to have slowly pushed the sisters apart . . . One
Life and Works of Saint Gregentios, Archbishop of Taphar
Language: en
Pages: 924
Authors: Albrecht Berger
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-13 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

In the late 10th century, an anonymous author wrote the fictitious account of a religious dialogue between Archbishop Gregentios and the Jewish scribe Herban and included it in a life of Gregentios based on earlier sources, which indicate that he was a missionary in Yemen in pre-Islamic times. Albrecht Berger
The World of Saint Patrick
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Philip Freeman
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-01 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The legend of Saint Patrick is irresistibly captivating-he drove the snakes out of Ireland, battled the druids, and used the three-leaf Shamrock to convert the pagan Irish to belief in the Christian Trinity. Yet, as so often happens, these stories are mere myths that fold under closer scrutiny. Snakes never