Christian Mummification: An Interpretative History of the by Ken Jeremiah PDF

By Ken Jeremiah

ISBN-10: 0786465190

ISBN-13: 9780786465194

A point out of mummification instantly brings to brain the traditional Egyptians—but the Roman Catholic Church has lengthy used the perform to maintain impressive contributors of its religion. In Italy by myself, greater than three hundred preserved our bodies look on exhibit in church buildings and cathedrals—the mummified continues to be of saints, monks, martyrs, and different high-ranking Roman Catholic officials.
This learn explores the historical past of Roman Catholic mummification, which maintains to at the present time within the use of latest state Egyptian mummification approaches on popes. It explores a number of kinds of mummies, the connections among the Catholic Church and Egyptian non secular practices, the remedy of the lifeless via different faiths, and the veritable cult that has arisen in Italy surrounding the saints whose our bodies are preserved.
by way of interpreting this strange perform from either clinical and cultural views, the booklet sheds mild on a comparatively unstudied point of the Roman Catholic faith.

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