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by Alban Butler

eBook Butler's Lives of the Saints ePub
Author: Alban Butler
Language: English
ISBN: 0860122522
ISBN13: 978-0860122524
Publisher: Burns & Oates Ltd (1999)
Pages: 308
Category: Catholicism
Subcategory: Christians
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 328
Formats: docx txt azw doc
ePub file: 1884 kb
Fb2 file: 1248 kb

This is not faithful to the original book.

This is hardly Butler's work at all - this text has been raped clean of all the author's intent, and is filled with sophistries and outright lies. It's really a few orthodox versions. This is not faithful to the original book.

Butler's Lives of the Sa. .has been added to your Cart. It is organized by the Feast Day of the Saints, and the index at the back has errors (trying to find my patron St Bernadette, the index says page 148, her day is April 16, but, nothing is in the book about her. It is organized by the Feast Day of the Saints, and the index at the back has errors (trying to find my patron St Bernadette, the index says page 148, her day is April 16, but, nothing is in the book about he.

Butler's four volumes on the saints are the classic work in this field. If you hope to wallow in saccharine syrup and pious platitudes, look elsewhere. There are tales in this work, revised by a modern Jesuit scholar, that make it look like precis of some rather racy old French novels.

Butler’s distinctive contribution to stories about saints was to turn attention away from the superhuman, miraculous . Alban Butler declared, The saints are a ‘cloud of witnesses over our head,’ showing us that a life of Christian perfection is not impossible

Butler’s distinctive contribution to stories about saints was to turn attention away from the superhuman, miraculous themes that are prevalent in earlier works. He gives us saints who are examples of Christian living and provide inspiration for the living of our own lives, in every time and circumstance. They were once what we are now, travelers on earth. They had the same weaknesses we have. Alban Butler declared, The saints are a ‘cloud of witnesses over our head,’ showing us that a life of Christian perfection is not impossible. The perfection they show us is far from being spotless or insulated from real life. When we realize this, we will see the possibilities for ourselves.

The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints. Compiled from Original Monuments and Authentic Records. While these 1,458 entries are composed from a distinctly 18th-century Catholic perspective, Alban’s syntheses of multitudinous histories result in an enlightenment of the ecclesiastical side of Western cultural development, with particular emphasis on the early Christian era. CONTENTS. Bibliographic Record Preface Introductory Discourse.

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The book, first published in the nineteenth Father Butler's Lives of the Saints is an amazing book of devotion, arranged to follow the Catholic Church's calendar of feast days, and so is relevant every day of the year. I enjoyed reading and learning about the daily saints, Doctors, and martyrs of the Church in concise, well-written, prose.

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Alban Butler (13 October 1710 – 15 May 1773) was an English Roman Catholic priest and hagiographer. Alban Butler was born in 1710, at Appletree, Aston le Walls, Northamptonshire, the second son of Simon Butler, Esq. His father died when he was young. His father died when he was young and he was sent to the Lancashire boarding school ran by Dame Alice. He went on to a Catholic further education at the English College, Douai, in France. In 1735 Butler was ordained a priest.

iSlate
Later reprint than the one pictured, but NOT revised. So, it's what I wanted. Books appear new and pristine. Just took a long timeto get the order straight. These books were once quite expensive,- originally $400 for all 4 books - and I like classics, so the price is good for me. I really only needed volumes 3 and 4 but it was MUCH easier to just order all 4.
Zepavitta
Little of Alban Butler's work survives in this revised edition--if the reader wants to have access to Butler's own words, with all his wonderful moral judgments, this is not the edition to consult. That said, Thurston and Attwater have done an exhaustive job of updating Butler's original work, including the addition of bibliographical references (mostly referring to foreign-language works) and attempting to sort through the historical inaccuracies that necessarily plague any study of the saints. As they admit, however, this is not meant to be a scholarly reference work.This collection includes more saints than any other I have seen, so it is a very useful and interesting work in itself. While Butler's wonderful 18th-century prose, so unfamiliar and even harsh to our modern ears, has been taken out in this revision, the result is not always easy to read. Some of the language is clumsy and poorly-constructed, but one gets used to it and it is not a major fault. In addition, the binding is not of the highest quality. The biggest failing of this edition--which is not the fault of the revisers, of course--is that many of the feast days of particular saints have been changed since the Second Vatican Council. An updated edition that takes this into account would be welcome, but all in all this is a useful collection.
Lemana
I bought this to replace a former copy that was water damaged. I had initially received my previous copy of this book as a confirmation gift, so I was happy to be able to replace with the same edition. I enjoy reading about the saints each morning before work as I feel it is a good start to the day. Some of the anecdotes are short, some are longer, but none are more than 3 pages (most are about a page to a page and a half).
Wohald
Very pleased for the price and I didn't need all saints from Vatican 2+. Decent condition although 60+ years old!
Kerahuginn
The book itself that I received is excellent, but the wording of the reseller ad or its placement within search for 4 volume set mislead me to think that for the price of $15 I was purchasing a 4 volume used set of Butlers as opposed to a single volume. Perhaps I misread the ad and my old eyes are getting tired. Besides that service was great and received product in a timely manner.
The single volume will do until I can reorder the 4 volume set of Butlers.
Blueshaper
The entries for individual saints are well written and informative, but the book is absolutely unsuitable for use as a reference tool. The reason is that the only listing of saints is the Table of Contents, which follows a strictly chronological pattern. There is no index in the back (only a table chronologically listing saints by the year of their death). Thus, if you want information on St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, for example, you'd better know the date of her memorial or else you'll have to go through the entire table of contents, before you spot her name with the other December saints.
Windforge
I have been reading these 4 books daily for about 30 years and have learned a tremendous amount of history of my Catholic faith. They also have information on the martyrs of my faith, those who have achieved sainthood, archangels, etc. since the time of Jesus Christ. When we bought a second home in another state, I ordered another set for that residence, so I would have them at both residences. I highly recommend this set and I have the leather bound as I use them daily. I was glad Amazon.com had this available to ship to the new residence.
Great book
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