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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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2,890 words

In the Roman Catholic church, the word “saints” denotes deceased Christians officially recognized (canonized) by the church as holy persons ...

Saint(s)

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The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

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Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Religion
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395 words

“Saint” most frequently translates some derivative of Hebrew qīdôš and Greek hagios. Both words apply primarily to the gods ...

Saints

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
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4,155 words

This entry comprises two articles on saints in sixteenth-century Europe. The first considers the principal figures and institutions associated with ...

Military Saints

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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203 words

a group of saints (including George, Demetrios, Nestor, Theodore Teron, Theodore Stratelates, Merkourios, Prokopios ...

Saint

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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350 words

(ἅγιος), or holy man (ὃσιος), synonymous titles given to Christians who by their death (martyr) or by their ...

saints

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The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
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342 words

Early Christians invoked medical saints in much the same way as the Greeks and Romans had invoked their gods, healing ...

Saint

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
289 words

(Lat., sanctus, ‘holy’). ...

The title is given to exemplary Christians who are venerated and invoked in prayer—as also to

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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2003
Subject:
Religion
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368 words

Like other religions, Judaism knows of individuals noted for their extraordinary piety and goodness. The usual term for this kind ...

Saint(s)

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
477 words

“Saint” most frequently translates some derivative of Hebrew qādôš and Greek hagios. Both words apply primarily to the gods ...

Saints, Military

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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2010

Military saints were Christian warriors who were canonized after their deaths. Typically, they were martyred for their Christian faith under ...

Sainthood

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
3,396 words

Sainthood (approximate Arabic equivalent: wilāyah or, less frequently, walāyah) is a thriving, albeit controversial, concept in Islam. As in ...

Saints and Border Saints

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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1,141 words

Saints, as officially defined by the Catholic Church, are deceased individuals whose lives demonstrated an unusually strong devotion to Christianity ...

saints

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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
1,453 words

The terms ‘saint’ comes from the Latin sanctus, meaning sacred, inviolate, or holy. The term is used within Christianity ...

saints and saints' lives

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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2005

Saints (Chaucer also uses the older English word ‘halwes’, which survives in ‘Allhallows’) were persons whose extraordinary holiness of ...

saints and martyrs

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
759 words

In 17th-century Europe, Canada was more famous for its saints than for its furs. Catholic France drew inspiration from the ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
55 words

In the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches, individual saints are regarded as having a special relationship with God and ...

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
80 words

Those who are faithful to God and love him (Ps. 31: 23) and are dedicated to his service (Dan. 7: ...

saints

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
413 words

in the Christian tradition, are deceased members of the faithful believed to have already entered into heavenly glory. In the ...

saint

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
a person acknowledged as holy or virtuous and typically regarded as being in heaven after death; (in the Catholic and Orthodox Churches) a person formally recognized or canonized by the ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

All Saints' Day a Christian festival in honour of all the saints in heaven, held (in the Western Church) on ...

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