Stalking the Holy The Pursuit of Saint Making

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-02-09
  • Publisher: House of Anansi Press

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Stalking the Holy is an intimate work of discovery that combines wide-ranging research with Michael Higgins's personal fascination with sainthood. In an attempt to understand people's love of saints, Higgins entwines loose threads from anthropology, politics, theology, and psychology, knitting a narrative that includes case-studies of several prominent saints, including Mather Teresa, Pope Pius XII, and Padre Pio. The result is an extensive examination of sainthood, one that brings new depth to the concept of a saint and brings surprising answers to one man's search for the holy.

Author Biography

Michael W. Higgins is a professor of English and Religious Studies at the University in Waterloo, Ontario.

Table of Contents

The process and the controversiesp. 27
The causes and the controversiesp. 79
Padre Pio : saint and stigmaticp. 109
Teresa of Calcutta : God's pencilp. 137
Pope Pius XII : Christ's embroiled deputyp. 173
Epilogue : sainthood now!
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