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Saints Behaving Badly: The Cutthroats, Crooks, Trollops, Con Men, and Devil-Worshippers Who Became Saints by  Thomas J Craughwell - First Edition - 2006-09-19 - from This Old Book (SKU: 005080)

Saints Behaving Badly: The Cutthroats, Crooks, Trollops, Con Men, and Devil-Worshippers Who Became Saints

Saints Behaving Badly: The Cutthroats, Crooks, Trollops, Con Men, and Devil-Worshippers Who Became Saints by  Thomas J Craughwell - First Edition - 2006-09-19 - from This Old Book (SKU: 005080)
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Saints Behaving Badly: The Cutthroats, Crooks, Trollops, Con Men, and Devil-Worshippers Who Became Saints

by Craughwell, Thomas J

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9780385517201
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Image, 2006-09-19. Hardcover. Like New. Publisher: Doubleday Books<br>Date of Publication: 2006<br>Binding: hardcover<br>Edition: First Edition - So Stated<br>Condition: Fine<br>Description: This book, with original Dust Jacket is in Beautiful Condition! Fine, Crisp, and Clean with no writing, soiling, or tears. The Dust Jacket is also excellent with no chips or tears. The book and DJ appear just about as New.<br>

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From thieves and extortionists to mass murderers and warmongers, up-close and embarrassingly personal snapshots of those sanctified people with the most unsaintly pasts in the history of Christianity.Saints are not born, they are made. And many, as Saints Behaving Badly reveals, were made of very rough materials indeed. The first book to lay bare the less than saintly behavior of thirty-two venerated holy men and women, it presents the scandalous, spicy, and sleazy detours they took on the road to sainthood.In nineteenth- and twentieth-century writings about the lives of the saints, authors tended to go out of their way to sanitize their stories, often glossing over the more embarrassing cases with phrases such as, "he/she was once a great sinner." In the early centuries of the Church and throughout the Middle Ages, however, writers took a more candid and spirited approach to portraying the saints. Exploring sources from a wide range of periods and places, Thomas Craughwell discovered a veritable rogues gallery of sinners-turned-saints. There's St. Olga, who unleashed a bloodbath on her husband's assassins; St. Mary of Egypt, who trolled the streets looking for new sexual conquests; and Thomas Becket, who despite his vast riches refused to give his cloak to a man freezing to death in the street. Written with wit and respect (each profile ends with what inspired the saint to give up his or her wicked ways), Saints Behaving Badly will entertain, inform, and even inspire Catholic readers across America.

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Title
Saints Behaving Badly: The Cutthroats, Crooks, Trollops, Con Men, and Devil-Worshippers Who Became Saints
Author
Craughwell, Thomas J
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Hardcover
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Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0385517203
ISBN 13
9780385517201
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Place of Publication
New York
Date published
2006-09-19

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