An Englishman's Overview on Saint Gerard of Cenad: Butler's Lives and Saint Gerard [chapter]

Boris Stojkovski, Svetozar Boškov
2016 Philosophy, communication, media sciences  
In this paper the authors will present an interesting modern reception of Saint Gerard, found in the Lives of the Saints written by the well-known English Roman Catholic priest and hagiographer, Alban Butler. This piece of hagiographic work is widely read not only as a religious work, but also as vernacular literature. The authors will attempt to provide an overview of this work, while also providing additional commentary regarding sources and possible influences, as well as incorrect and
more » ... at confusing information provided by Alban Butler. The authors will also attempt to identify the key sources of Alban Butler in depicting the life of Hungarian protomartyr and patron-saint. Additionally, a brief overview will be given of how modern editors of Butler's work perceive Saint Gerard and his life.
doi:10.22618/tp.pcms.20163.61003 fatcat:33ufsbrjafhopkhj6sklbdd3eq