Supplementary Reading

P. Brown, The Cult of the Saints: Its Rise and Function in Latin Christianity (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981).

H. Waddell, The Desert Fathers (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1957). Questions to Consider:

I. How does the "martyr piety" of the second century express convictions both about the Resurrection and the imitation of Jesus's humanity?

2. Consider this proposition: "The most authentic history of Christianity is the history of the saints."

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