Celtic Spirituality: Classics of Western Spirituality
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Celtic Spirituality: Classics of Western Spirituality

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This volume offers translations of numerous texts from the Celtic tradition from the 6th through the 13th centuries, in a cross-section of genres and forms, including saints' lives, monastic texts, poetry, devotional texts, liturgical texts, apocrypha, exegetical texts and theological treatises....more
Paperback, 576 pages
Published January 31st 2000 by Paulist Press International,U.S. (first published December 31st 1999)
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Jacob Aitken
This is an important historical witness, but it is certainly not a “great” book. It does a valuable job highlighting primarily the praxis of the Celtic[i] church from roughly 350 A.D. to roughly 700 A.D. (these dates are very rough and arbitrary). The purpose of this review is to place the Celtic praxis within the praxis of the undivided, pre-schism Church of East and West, and to show on the other hand, contra some of the wackiness of New Age proponents today, the Celts did not have this super-...more
Evan Hays
Well, I am not done reading this book (it is a compendium really, so I will be working on it slowly over the years), but I have read all of the introductory material, lots of the shorter stuff, and the full text of St. Brendan's voyage. Since I have gotten this far, I figured I would write a brief review and take it off of my currently reading list.

The only reason I am giving this four rather than 5 stars is I wish I had it in hardback and I wish the layout was nicer, including relevant Celtic i...more
This book includes works from the Celtic Christian tradition, concentrating on Ireland and Wales. The book also includes an introduction that discusses the development of a distinctive Celtic Christianity.
Pat Loughery
THE reference for Celtic Christianity. Must be on the bookshelves of those who need primary references.
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