Lourdes: Body and Spirit in the Secular Age

3.83 avg rating
( 65 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780140196184: Lourdes: Body and Spirit in the Secular Age

In 1858 near the tiny French town of Lourdes, a young peasant girl named Bernadette Soubirous witnessed the Virgin Mary in a grotto. Since then Lourdes has become the most visited shrine in the world, hosting nearly five million pilgrims each year. Historian Ruth Harris traces this shrine's incredible development, placing Lourdes at the center of nineteenth-century debates on religion, science, and medicine that still continue today. She examines the pivotal role of women and children as visionaries, devotees, and advocates, addressing issues of mysticism and nonorthodox faith that speak to our own era of spirituality. Above all, she explores how, at a moment in French history when the Catholic Church was under attack, this place of pilgrimage improbably prospered.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

An in-depth history of the world's most famous healing shrine traces the dramatic influence of Lourdes on the Catholic Church and its faith, from Bernadette Soubirous's 1858 visions of the Virgin Mary to his evolution into an important pilgrimage site. Reprint.

Review:

"A remarkable book. . . beautifully written . . . Harris never forgets the human dimension to this complex story". -- Chicago Tribune

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ruth Harris
Published by Penguin Books (2000)
ISBN 10: 0140196188 ISBN 13: 9780140196184
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140196188

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Harris, Ruth
Published by Penguin Books 2000-11-01 (2000)
ISBN 10: 0140196188 ISBN 13: 9780140196184
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books 2000-11-01, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd. 0140196188 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0140196188

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
17.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Harris, Ruth
Published by Penguin Books (2000)
ISBN 10: 0140196188 ISBN 13: 9780140196184
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140196188

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
22.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Ruth Harris
ISBN 10: 0140196188 ISBN 13: 9780140196184
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801401961841.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
19.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Harris, Ruth
Published by Penguin Books (2000)
ISBN 10: 0140196188 ISBN 13: 9780140196184
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140196188

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
32.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.39
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Harris, Ruth
ISBN 10: 0140196188 ISBN 13: 9780140196184
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
vladimir belskiy
(alexandria, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dec 01, 2000. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # J4-XXDU-5ZLK

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
32.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds