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Butler's Lives of the Saints : October, November, December Volume IV - Alban Butler

Butler's Lives of the Saints

October, November, December Volume IV

Paperback Published: 1st January 1956
ISBN: 9780870611377
Number Of Pages: 432

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Butler's became an immediate hit, in the tradition of the first edition, and held the field until the appearance of the second edition, in 1956. The work of an English layman, Donald Attwater, this edition eliminated what remained from the first edition-mostly pious homilies better suited to Butler's era, and some saints whose very existence was highly unlikely. Attwater also added more saints, however, which brought the total to 2,565, compared to Alban Butler's original 1,486. "It is Attwater's second edition which has been reissued by Christian Classics," and it makes great reading any time.... The underlying theme remains that of Christian love, a love willing to undergo great sacrifices for the sake of God and neighbor. Comparisons may be drawn with common inspirational literature, legends of mythical heroes, and skillfully written biography. The critic of literary styles sees woven together in Butler's many of the skills of the storyteller craft. A theologian finds on every page living witness to the central truths of the Christian Faith."

ISBN: 9780870611377
ISBN-10: 0870611372
Series: Butler's Lives of the Saints Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1st January 1956
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 4.11
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Unabridged