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Celtic Spirituality

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Translations of numerous Celtic texts from the 6th through 13th centuries, in a cross-section of genres and forms.

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Saints' lives, monastic texts, poetry, devotional texts, liturgical texts, apocrypha, exegetical texts and theological treatises.

Davies has written a helpful introduction, which covers the origins and characteristics of Celtic Christianity and the different genres included in the body of the work. He provides readers with insight into the style, form, and character of the texts, including explanation of the Celtic emphasis on orality, the importance of place, emphasis on the environment and animals, and the role of the imagination.

With its wide diversity of texts and emphasis on a current of spirituality that is both popular, historical, and inspirational, this volume will be important for scholars of spirituality and Celtic history as well as persons of Celtic descent.

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"It is a joy to see these texts gathered for the modern reader for the first time and to revisit the distinctively ardent, earthy religious experience of Celtic Christianity in the Middle Ages."        ~Library Journal

Editor Davies, Oliver
Translator Davies, Oliver
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 550 pp.
Publisher Paulist Press 1999
Series Classics of Western Spirituality
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