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The Memory of the Eyes: Pilgrims to Living Saints in Christian Late Antiquity

Georgia Frank

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222052
eISBN:
9780520924352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222052.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Pilgrims in the deserts of Egypt and the holy land during the fourth and fifth centuries ad often reported visiting holy people as part of their tours of holy places. This is the first comprehensive ... More


Introduction

Robert Wiśniewski

in The Beginnings of the Cult of Relics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199675562
eISBN:
9780191817601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199675562.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Introduction emphasizes both the novelty and importance of the cult of relics in late antique Christianity. It presents the state of the art, showing that while the early cult of relics attracts ... More


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