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Contested Canonizations: The Last Medieval Saints, 1482-1523

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Pope John Paul II famously canonized more saints than all his predecessors combined. Several of these candidates were controversial. To this day thereremain holy men and women on the books of the Vatican's Congregation for the Causes of Saints whose canonization would provoke considerable debate. This was no less true during the period covered in this pioneering study by r ...more
Hardcover, 276 pages
Published December 15th 2011 by Catholic University of America Press (first published September 28th 2011)
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John Osman
Dec 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Who would have thought that reading about the canonization process for the last five saints canonized before the Reformation period would be so interesting. Finucane, who died before this book was published, has extensive background on the subject and performed extensive archival research to bring to light the inner workings of the Holy See's canonization process in the 15th and early 16th century.

I liked Finucane's balanced approach. While one learns about the importance of politics (both insid
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