Simon Yarrow is senior lecturer in medieval history at the University of Birmingham and director of the Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures.
Interviews with Simon Yarrow
Confessions of St Augustine
by St Augustine
The Cult of the Saints Its Rise and Function in Latin Christianity
by Peter Brown
Mother of God: A History of the Virgin Mary
by Miri Rubin
Mohawk Saint: Catherine Tekakwitha and the Jesuits
by Allan Greer
Between Heaven and Earth: The Religious Worlds People Make and the Scholars Who Study Them
by Robert Orsi
Heroes are universal to human culture and, in Christian culture, they manifested themselves as saints. Historian Simon Yarrow recommends the best books to understand the saints, from their widespread appearance in late antiquity to their continuing influence in modern America.