This monumental work was first compiled in the 18th century by Alban Butler and was later partially revised by Herbert Thurston, S.J., early in the 20th century. When Father Thurston's death interrupted work on the second revision, the massive editorial undertaking was assumed by the noted English scholar and hagiographer Donald Attwater, who spent a decade of research and editing in expanding the present edition. This four-volume edition traces its copyright back to 1956 unchanged.
|By:||St. Augustine Deacon (St. Augustine, Florida, June 26, 2010)|
|Review:||Butler's Lives is the best English language source for information about our saints. I often refer to Butler when I'm preparing a homily for a saint's day. Best Uses: Reference; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Well Written|