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Celtic Spirituality

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  76 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
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.
Paperback, 550 pages
Published 1999 by Paulist Press
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Jacob Aitken
Aug 04, 2011 Jacob Aitken rated it really liked it
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
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๖ۣۜSαᴙαh ๖ۣۜMᴄĄłłiƨʈeʀ
This primary source collection was assigned in the only Theological Studies course I took during my undergraduate degree. That A was the hardest of my first year in university to obtain, and although the texts in this collection are not the easiest to interpret, they are well worth the intellectual struggle.
Diane
Aug 03, 2008 Diane rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 13, 2011 Pat Loughery rated it it was amazing
THE reference for Celtic Christianity. Must be on the bookshelves of those who need primary references.
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