The Revival of the Cult of Martin of Tours in the Third Republic

  title={The Revival of the Cult of Martin of Tours in the Third Republic},
  author={Brian Brennan},
  journal={Church History},
  pages={489 - 501}
  • B. Brennan
  • Published 1 September 1997
  • History
  • Church History
Statuary groups, countless illustrations, and colorful stained glass all preserve for us the most famous medieval image of the charitable soldier-saint, Martin of Tours (336–397). The young Martin is depicted seated on his horse dividing his soldier's cape to share it with Christ disguised as a freezing beggar at the gate of Amiens. After abandoning the Roman army, Martin became a monk, an ascetic “soldier of Christ,” and was chosen by the people of Tours as their bishop. Renowned in his… 
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