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Colonies of Heaven: Celtic Models for Today's Church
by Ian Bradley
Explores how distinctive themes in the early Christianity of the British Isles might be applied in practical terms to Christian life today.
Published September 1st 2000 by Darton Longman and Todd
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I picked this one up secondhand and decided to get it for two reasons: the chapter headings (monasticism, blessing and cursing, penance and pastoral care, worship, the communion of saints, and pilgrimage) as well as the author's skepticism of "Celtic Christianity" as a sort of spiritual pop fad that can be easily recreated and appropriated into one's life fairly painlessly.
Instead, Bradley insists that a historic Celtic Christianity can only be glimpsed in bits and pieces and that it has some ...more