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This is an auction for SAINTS: THE CHOSEN FEW by Manuela Dunn-Mascetti.

"In this richly illustrated volume Dunn-Mascetti provides a concise overview of the divine in popular religious practices from Catholicism to Sufism. Her main focus is on defining sainthood within religions throughout the world. The reader is taken on a journey through time and geographical location to find the defining qualities of sainthood. Saints in the Christian tradition receive the greatest coverage, but the concept of the living divine in other religions is introduced through such spiritual guides as the Tibetan Holiness Dalai Lama and the Jewish prophet Moses, among many others. There is something here for every reader."
- Library Journal (US) review:

"Although the word 'saint' is indigenous to only Catholicism, when its meaning is expanded to 'represent an exalted state of humanity', it can be applied to virtually any religious tradition. Manuela Dunn-Mascetti, through impeccable scholarship, compassionate understanding, and stunning illustrations brings us explorations and examples of sainthood across time and cultures. Divided into two parts, SAINTS: THE CHOSEN FEW first covers sainthood among Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist traditions, with biographies interspersed throughout. The second part explores saintly intervention, including miracles, pilgrimages and specific methods of supplication, also embellished with numerous biographies and brilliant prints. This beautiful volume is a treasure-house for both the curious and the faithful."

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Large format hardback 1994.

255 pages.

Illustrations throughout.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $5.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $8.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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