Making Saints: How the Catholic Church Determines Who Becomes a Saint, Who Doesn't, and Why

Kenneth L. Woodward, Author Touchstone Books $12 (0p) ISBN 978-0-671-74743-5
This examination of the politics of sainthood by Newsweek 's religion editor investigates the candidacies of New Yorkers Terence Cardinal Cooke and Dorothy Day, the expenses incurred by biographical research, scholarly rivalries and the focus on required miracles. ``Canonization may strike some as an imprimatur for culthood but as Woodward shows, even in today's secular society, saints matter,'' said PW. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 11/04/1991
Release date: 11/01/1991
Paperback - 496 pages - 978-0-684-81530-5
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