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The Making of a Saint : The Life, Times and Sanctification of Neophytos the Recluse - Catia Galatariotou

The Making of a Saint

The Life, Times and Sanctification of Neophytos the Recluse

Hardcover Published: 25th October 1991
ISBN: 9780521390354
Number Of Pages: 328

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Every case of sanctification is unique - as unique as the holy man or woman at its centre. Yet at the same time the problem posed is a general one: how does an individual become a Saint? In this bold and pioneering study the author answers the question by providing a detailed analysis of the case of the late twelfth- and early thirteenth-century Byzantine holy man, the Cypriot Saint Neophytos the Recluse.

List of plates
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
Introduction: aims and methods
The Life and Times of Neophytos the Recluse
The life of Neophytos
The literary and wider cultural context of Neophytos' writings
Cyprus in the eleventh, twelfth and early thirteenth centuries
The Process of Self-Sanctification
Neophytos' conception of sanctity
The self-proclaimed holy man
The Social Context of Sanctity
Education
Neophytos' public
Social commentary
Secular politics
Ecclesiastical politics
Saint Neophytos the Recluse
Sanctification
Appendix
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521390354
ISBN-10: 0521390354
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 25th October 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.65