While the English word saint originated in Christianity, historians of religion now use the appellation "in a more general way to refer to the state of special holiness that many religions attribute to certain people", with the Jewish tzadik, the Islamic walī, the Hindu rishi or Sikh guru, and the Buddhist arhat or bodhisattva also being referred to as saints. Depending on the religion, saints are recognized either by official ecclesiastical declaration, as in the Catholic faith, or by popular acclamation (see Folk saint).
...that shortly after Jonah of Manchuria died in 1925, he is said to have appeared in a dream before a crippled boy saying "Here, take my legs. I don't need them anymore," and the boy woke up completely healed?
...that the Lutheran liturgical calendar includes several biblical personages as “Saint” though it is commonly believed that Lutherans “do not have saints”?
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