Rag and Bone: A Journey Among the World’s Holy Relics
“The dead may tell no tales, but the relics they leave behind do, if only we will listen to what they have to say. Happily, one of America’s best young writers has his ear to the ground at reliquaries from San Francisco to Sri Lanka. The result is an intriguing tour of the world’s most holy hairs, hearts, and hands that refuses to lapse into the sort of confessional cant that deadens much writing on religion today. Rag and Bone is alive with both humorous and heartbreaking observations about the chicanery and mystery of things seen and unseen.” –Stephen Prothero, Professor of Religion at Boston University and author of the New York Times bestseller Religious Literacy
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Henry Holt & Co., 2009.