The Lure of Saints: A Protestant Experience of Catholic Tradition
All Christians share ancient traditions of making saints and practicing faith in the midst of a cloud of witnesses. They also share in the heritage of the Protestant Reformation and the sometimes radical change in attitudes toward saints that resulted from these upheavals. In The Lure of Saints, Jon M. Sweeney explores how these exemplary men and women?the saints?have impa...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Paraclete Press (MA)
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Jon M. Sweeney is an independent scholar, culture critic, and popular speaker with 25 years of experience in spirituality trade publishing. He's the author of many books including The Pope Who Quit: A True Medieval Tale of Mystery, Death, and Salvation, recently optioned by HBO, Inc. Raised an evangelical Protestant, today Jon is a Catholic who prefers a monastic-style practice.More about Jon M. Sweeney...