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Masterly scholarship, lightly displayed and full of insight,
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This review is from: The Cult of the Saints: Its Rise and Function in Latin Christianity (The Haskell Lectures on History of Religions) (Kindle Edition)
Peter Brown is one of the seminal thinkers about the world of Late Antiquity and this monograph perfectly illustrates the depth and clarity of his thinking, the range of his reading and his mastery of the evidence. Each chapter is full of insight into how the cult of the saints evolved and developed, how it was spread and how it became an integral part of the Christianity of the Late Roman Empire and of the societies which were its heirs. Although some knowledge of the period will help the reader, and you need to be willing to follow Brown's thought, this is not a purely specialist work.