The Lives of the Saints, by Alban Butler (12 Vols.) from Logos Bible Software contains the unabridged text of Alban Butler’s classic work, The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints. Originally published between 1756 and 1759, Butler’s magnum opus is an unparalleled English source for the study of the Christian saints. Often appearing on best-seller lists alongside the Bible, the Missal, and Thomas à Kempis’ The Imitation of Christ, Butler’s Lives of the Saints is an enduring classic and has been through numerous reprints and editions in its 250 year history.
With biographical accounts of over sixteen hundred saints arranged according to the saints' feast days, Butler’s Lives of the Saints remains the authoritative hagiography (study of saints) in the English language. Butler’s work is a priceless companion for research into the historical figures of Christianity or for simply connecting with the faithful who have gone before. These volumes function perfectly as an evening meditation but are versatile enough to use for term projects, home school assignments, or real-life sermon illustrations.
This Logos edition is built to function within the Devotions section of your HomePage within Logos Bible Software. Once you have selected it as a preferred devotional, you will be encouraged by the devotion and example of hundreds of the most influential saints in Christian history. Each day, when you start your Logos program, you will be greeted with the story of a new exemplar of upstanding Christian character. Lives of the Saints, by Alban Butler (12 Vols.) also contains the same keylink and search functionality as any other valuable resource in your digital library.
Celebrate the 250th anniversary of Alban Butler's classic, Lives of the Saints. With this unparalleled electronic version from Logos Bible Software, reading Butler has never been easier!
Father Alban Butler (October 1709 – May 1773) is best known for his life’s work, The Lives of the Saints. A priest and hagiologist in the Roman Catholic Church of England, Butler was born in Northampton and completed his academic training at Douay. After his ordination to the priesthood, Butler served as chair of philosophy and theology at Douay. Always a man of the Church, Butler served as a missionary priest, a Catholic tutor and was eventually presided as president of the seminary at St. Omer until his death in 1773.