Monday, July 2, 2012


Afterlives of the Saints - Colin Dickey   

Well. It's not what I thought it would be. The title might better be "What the Lives of the Saints Mean to Me." (not that there's anything wrong with that)

It's not that this was a bad book. But it has very little information on the Saints, themselves, and a great deal of speculation about meanings and philosophies. 

He also makes some interesting connections, but his evidence is light. In fact, in one case I know of, there are actual facts that belie his conclusions.

All in all, I'm not sorry I read it, I am only disappointed that it wasn't what I thought it would be. And that could very well be my own fault.

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