A relic is an object, especially a piece of the body or a personal item of someone of religious importance, that was carefully preserved with an air of veneration as a memorial that you can touch. Relics are an important aspect of Buddhism, some denominations of Christianity, Hinduism, shamanism, and many other personal belief systems.
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- Relics article from the Catholic Encyclopedia
- Keeping Relics in Perspective
- A Place for Relics
- The veneration of the relics of saints - from the Summa Theologiae
- An Inventory of Relics by John Calvin