Christian Mummification: An Interpretative History of the by Ken Jeremiah

By Ken Jeremiah

A point out of mummification instantly brings to brain the traditional Egyptians—but the Roman Catholic Church has lengthy used the perform to maintain awesome contributors of its religion. In Italy by myself, greater than three hundred preserved our bodies look on show in church buildings and cathedrals—the mummified is still of saints, monks, martyrs, and different high-ranking Roman Catholic officials.
This research explores the background of Roman Catholic mummification, which keeps to this present day within the use of recent nation Egyptian mummification strategies on popes. It explores quite a few different types of mummies, the connections among the Catholic Church and Egyptian spiritual practices, the remedy of the useless by way of different faiths, and the veritable cult that has arisen in Italy surrounding the saints whose our bodies are preserved.
through interpreting this strange perform from either medical and cultural views, the ebook sheds mild on a comparatively unstudied point of the Roman Catholic faith.

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