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Magnificent Corpses: Searching Through Europe for St. Peters Head, St. Claires Heart, St. Stephens Hand, and Other Saintly Relic Anneli Rufus

Magnificent Corpses: Searching Through Europe for St. Peters Head, St. Claires Heart, St. Stephens Hand, and Other Saintly Relic

Anneli Rufus

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ISBN : 9781569246870
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320 pages
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Holy relics -- the bodily remains of saints and other sacred figures -- were for centuries the most revered objects in the Western world, at center-stage in Europes great churches and cathedrals. Today some relics have been shunted to side chapelsMoreHoly relics -- the bodily remains of saints and other sacred figures -- were for centuries the most revered objects in the Western world, at center-stage in Europes great churches and cathedrals. Today some relics have been shunted to side chapels and dark crypts, yet many continue to draw prayerful pilgrims, as they have for centuries, seeking solace, inspiration, and signs of miracles. In Magnificent Corpses, Anneli Rufus recounts her visits to 18 of Europes most significant relics. With an engaging mix of history and personal narrative, Rufus tells their secret stories and, along the way, revisits with a fresh eye the compelling accounts of the saints whose physical bodies the relics represent.