Cathy Caridi's Making Martyrs East and West: Canonization in the Catholic PDF

By Cathy Caridi

ISBN-10: 0875804950

ISBN-13: 9780875804958

For centuries, Catholics within the Western international and the Orthodox in Russia have commemorated definite saints as martyrs. in lots of situations, either church buildings realize as martyrs an identical people who gave their lives for Jesus Christ. at the floor, it seems that whereas the exterior liturgical practices of Catholics and Russian Orthodox could fluctuate, the elemental theological realizing of what it capability to be a martyr, and what it capacity to canonize a saint, are basically an identical. yet are they?

In Making Martyrs East and West, Caridi examines how the perform of canonization built within the West and in Russia, targeting procedural components that turned tested specifications for somebody to be famous as a saint and a martyr. She investigates no matter if the parts of the canonization procedure now considered as important through the Catholic Church are essentially resembling these of the Russian Orthodox Church, and vice versa, whereas exploring the chance that the church buildings use an analogous terminology and procedures, yet in essentially alternative ways that restrict the attractiveness of 1 church’s saints through the other.

Caridi examines reliable church records and various canonization documents, amassing and reading info from a number of formerly untapped medieval Russian assets. Her hugely readable learn is the 1st to target the ancient documentation on canonization in particular for juridical value. it's going to attract students of faith and church historical past, in addition to ecumenicists, liturgists, canonists, and people drawn to East-West ecumenical efforts.


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