January (Butler's Lives Of The Saints Series)
This January volume is part of a complete revision of Butler's Lives of the Saints. It comes in 12 volumes which correspond to the months of the year.;How to live a Christian life of faith is a question every generation...
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This January volume is part of a complete revision of Butler's Lives of the Saints. It comes in 12 volumes which correspond to the months of the year.;How to live a Christian life of faith is a question every generation of Christians has sought to answer. Invariably, they have turned to the lives of the saints. They offer inspiration, hope and a clear challenge to all Christians.;Saints, the popular heroes and heroines of every age, also have an importance beyond the inspiration they provide. Numerous conferences and publications testify to the increased attention being given to their lives as richly documented sources for the study of social and cultural, as well as religious history.;This is the first revised edition since the major Calendar reform of 1969-70. It is based on the new Roman Martyrology being finalized by the Congregation for Divine Worship. There is a more worldwide emphasis, resulting in more expanded coverage of saints from all continents. There is also in-depth historical and contextual background on major saints, and the inclusion of many new saints and the blessed from recent decades. Some major entries include* Aidan of Lindisfarne, Ambrose, Anselm, Antony of Egypt, Bernadette of Boniface, Columba of Iona, Cuthbert, Don Bosco, Francis Xavier, Hildegard of Bingen, Teresa of Avila and Thomas Becket.
"Saints belong to the whole history of the Church but are especially visible today. One of the most visible legacies of the papacy of John Paul II has been the acceleration and multiplication of processes of beatification and canonization, mainly of figures from the recent past - martyrs under Nazism and Communism, for example. They also reflect the new universality of the Church, including more men and - increasingly, with belated justice - women from the New World and the Third World." "These trends are reflected in this volume. It provides a fresh consideration of one saint or blessed for daily reading, selected mainly from among the 2,500 included in the new full edition of Butler's Lives of the Saints published in 1995-2000 - with a few even more recent examples. The aim is to give a simple, factual presentation of flesh and blood figures. This is also seen as the most truly devotional approach, drawing on Alban Butler's original insight in presenting saints as examples rather than intercessors. 'In the lives of the saints we see the most perfect maxims of the gospel reduced to practice.'" "This is indeed true: if the saints and blesseds collected here share one overarching characteristic it is to have put their love of God to work for their fellow men and women as they saw fit - through austerity of life, contemplative prayer, or myriad embodiments of what we would now call social work. They are holy examples to us because they lived and died for others, for us."--BOOK JACKET.
PAUL BURNS is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Dean of the University of Luton Business School, UK. He has previously held posts as Professor of Small Business Development at Cranfield School of Management, UK, having joined it from Warwick University Business School, UK. He also formerly served as Director of the 3i European Enterprise Research Centre, researching small firms across Europe. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Business School, USA, and a Visiting Professor at the Open University Business School, UK, where he developed the multi-media Small Business Programme which was sc