Tag Archives: hagiography

Edward B. Pusey

September 17th is the death day and commemoration of Edward B. Pusey, an Oxford Divine, so-called because he was a leader of the Oxford Movement in the mid-19th century.  The Oxford Movement was a renewal of historic piety and theological … Continue reading

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John Chrysostom

Saint John Chrysostom is one of the giants of early Christian leadership and teaching, essentially the Eastern Greek-speaking counterpart to the Western Latin-speaking Augustine of Hippo.  John was born in 349, after Christianity was legalized, and he lived through the … Continue reading

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St. Augustine of Hippo

Saint Augustine of Hippo is the undisputed giant of Western Christian theology in the Early Church.  He lived from 354 to 430AD, after the legalization of Christianity in the Roman Empire, amidst a time when false Christianities proliferated, and leading … Continue reading

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Bernard of Clairvaux

Whether you are interested in history, in Christianity, or Christian history, Saint Bernard of Clairveaux is a massively significant and complex person.  He was born in 1090 and lived through one of the more complicated periods of medieval European history.  … Continue reading

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Saturdays with Simeon

Charles Simeon was an Anglican priest who lived in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s; he held the same post as Vicar of Holy Trinity Church in Cambridge for over fifty years.  Credited as an evangelical light in the Anglican … Continue reading

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When and how do we celebrate St. Mary?

In traditional Christian lists of Saints, even lists of categories of Saints, the first person on the list is always the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of our Lord. This is because she was the closest person to Jesus in … Continue reading

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Saint Dominic

Saint Dominic is one of the most important Saints of the late medieval era. The medieval era, or “middle ages”, lasted roughly from the 600’s through the 1200’s, followed by “the” Renaissance beginning in the 1300’s.  I write “the” renaissance … Continue reading

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