The Footprints of Michael the Archangel: The Formation and Diffusion of a Saintly Cult, C. 300-C. 800 (New Middle Ages)

The Footprints of Michael the Archangel: The Formation and Diffusion of a Saintly Cult, C. 300-C. 800 (New Middle Ages)

By: John Charles Arnold (author)Hardback

2 - 4 weeks availability

£63.00 With FREE Saver Delivery

Description

Saint Michael the Archangel was one of three angels mentioned by name in the Scripture; a figure in early Christian, Jewish, and Islamic traditions; and is the patron saint of ambulance drivers. This enigmatic ecumenical figure was the subject of hagiographies, liturgical texts, and relics from Italy across Western Europe during the eighth century, culminating in a cult following. Despite this following, Michael has been poorly served in Anglophone religious and historical studies. This book explores the formation and diffusion of the cultus from c. 400-c.800, isolating its emergence within the orthodox traditions of the Greek-speaking East, and then following its development within Latin Catholicism. The cult of Michael, far from being extraneous or marginal, proves crucial to the formation of orthodox doctrine.

Create a review

About Author

John Charles Arnold teaches courses on ancient and medieval history as well as the history of Christianity at the State University of New York at Fredonia, USA.

Contents

1. The Problem with Michael 2. Michael: A Ecumenical Archangel 3. Michael the Archistrategos 4. The Politics of Angelic Sanctity 5. Michael Goes North 6. Michael Contained-the Carolingian Cultus

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/10/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781137346810
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9781137346810
  • weight: 490
  • ISBN10: 1137346817

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close