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The Resource The beginnings of the cult of relics, Robert Wiśniewski

The beginnings of the cult of relics, Robert Wiśniewski

Label
The beginnings of the cult of relics
Title
The beginnings of the cult of relics
Statement of responsibility
Robert Wiśniewski
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Christians have often admired and venerated martyrs who died for their faith, but for long time thought that the bodies of martyrs should remain undisturbed in their graves. Initially, Christian attitude toward the bones of the dead, saint or not, was that of respectful distance. This text examines how this changed in the mid-fourth century. Robert Wiśniewski investigates how Christians began to believe in power of relics, first, over demons, then over physical diseases and enemies. He considers how they sought to reveal hidden knowledge at the tombs of saints and why they buried the death close to them
Member of
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wiśniewski, Robert
Dewey number
235.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Specialized
LC call number
BX2315
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford scholarship online
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Relics
  • Saints
  • Church history
Target audience
specialized
Label
The beginnings of the cult of relics, Robert Wiśniewski
Link
https://go.openathens.net/redirector/upsem.edu?url=https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780199675562.001.0001
Instantiates
Publication
Note
This edition previously issued in print: 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0001996827
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191817601
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The beginnings of the cult of relics, Robert Wiśniewski
Link
https://go.openathens.net/redirector/upsem.edu?url=https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780199675562.001.0001
Publication
Note
This edition previously issued in print: 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0001996827
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191817601
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white).
Specific material designation
remote

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