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Saints/Veneration of the Saints
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I. Religious Studies

In comparative religious studies, veneration of saints generally refers to the posthumous cultic veneration of a holy person more or less identifiable as a historical individual; it is centered at the place that preserves the saint’s mortal remains, thought to have miraculous powers. Occasionally veneration of living individuals is subsumed under the same category, but this extension results…

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Bergunder, Michael, Köpf, Ulrich, Müller, Gerhard Ludwig, Ivanov, Vladimir, Barth, Hans-Martin, Schwemer, Anna Maria and Paul, Jürgen, “Saints/Veneration of the Saints”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_09486>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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