The Celtic Monk: Rules and Writings of Early Irish Monks
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The Celtic Monk: Rules and Writings of Early Irish Monks

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In the Early Middle Ages, the Irish temperament 'individualistic, poetic, and deeply loyal to family 'produced great and learned saints and a unique monastic literature. Before the Norman Invasion, the isolation of the island allowed the development of traditions quite different from those of the continent or Britain. The rules, maxims, litanies, and poems of early Irish m...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published November 1st 1996 by Cistercian (first published January 1st 1996)
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An excellent and scholarly work. The Celtic Monk is primarily a collection of English translations of 6th to 11th century writings of the Irish Celtic monks. The introduction is a brief but sufficient historical and critical review of the history and material. The book is then divided into two parts. Part one is a collection of the ancient Irish monastic rules. These where the guide lines by which the Celtic monasteries ran them selves and lived by. Part two is a collection of other writings. th...more
Apr 13, 2012 Sean rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People interested in Celtic Christianity
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It's the real deal. In a world full "Celtic twilight," those of us who believe that authentic Celtic-style Christianity has something real and important to say, can feel a little bit drowned in fluff. this book of translations of source material is a refreshing oasis. I especially like the translation of The Alphabet of Devotion.
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