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Veneration of Saints
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Saints and Divine Persons

1. Non-Christian and Christian saints are considered divine persons, in the sense of enjoying a special religious bestowal of grace, although, in their lifetime, in society, they have frequently occupied the position of an outsider. On the basis of the exemplary life ascribed to them, they become phenomena of the daily piety or devotion of believers and groups. …

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Gronover, Annemarie, “Veneration of Saints”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 04 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00475>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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