Visions & Voyages: The Story of Celtic Spirituality
Visions & Voyages: The Story of Celtic Spirituality  -     By: Fay Sampson
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Stock No: WW952352
Lion Publishing Plc / 2007 / Paperback

Visions & Voyages: The Story of Celtic Spirituality

Lion Publishing Plc / 2007 / Paperback

Stock No: WW952352

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 191
Vendor: Lion Publishing Plc
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 7.7 X 5.1 X 0.6 (inches)
ISBN: 745952356
ISBN-13: 9780745952352

Publisher's Description

As the Roman Empire began to crumble, Celtic Christians began to embark more often on pilgrimages and quests. They found visionary islands on Skellig Michael, Iona, and Lindisfarne, yet their spirituality was largely concerned with politics and people. Brigid ruled a monastery for women and men, princesses and slaves, while Arthur was defending Celtic Britain against English invaders, and Aidan died protesting against his king. While some Celtic Christians did slam the monastery gates on the sinful world, most tramped into the hills to stand alongside ordinary people. Drawing on historical documents and a thoughtful examination of legends, this is an insightful resource that unveils the development of and tenets behind the various strands of Celtic Christianity.

Author Bio

Fay Sampson is the winner of the Barco de Vapor Award. She is the author of numerous novels for children and adults, as well as Runes on the Cross.

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