Celtic Christianity: A Sacred Tradition, a Vision of Hope

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570751769
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Pages: 180
  • Sales rank: 1,010,384
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.29 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Ancient Celts and Modern Christians 1
Origin and Ways of the Celts 5
Are There Any Modern Celts Today? 12
The Celtic Tradition and the Christian Church 16
2 Christianity Comes to the Celts 18
The Celtic Church and Rome 21
Non-Roman Influences on the Celtic Church 23
A Church of Place 24
A Church of People 26
3 Celtic Monasticism 33
Introduction of Monasticism to the Celts 35
Celtic Monastic Women 41
Monks as Pilgrims on a Journey 46
Columcille: The Warrior Monk 49
Columban: Feisty Monk Evangelizer 52
The Monastic Inheritance 55
4 Crises and Continuation 57
Celtic Doctrinal Controversies 58
Conflict of Celtic Practices and Observances 62
Celi De and Monastic Reform 67
The Viking Invasions 73
Celtic High Crosses and Towers 75
5 Decline 81
Church Reform in Ireland 82
The Anglo-Norman Invasion 87
The Protestant Reformation 92
6 The Darkest Hour 98
The Cromwellian Colonization 99
The Eighteenth-Century Penal Laws 101
The Great Hunger (1845-50) 105
The New Irish Church 108
Wine, Women, and Avarice 116
Irish-American Spirituality 121
7 Twilight or Dawn? 128
Forging an Irish Identity 129
The Irish Literary and Cultural Revival 131
A Spiritual Reclamation 135
Communal Efforts of Celtic Renewal 140
8 Contemporary Vision 14S
A Lesson for the Church of Today 149
A Personal Spirituality for Today 153
Celtic Christianity: A Choice 158
Notes 163
Bibliography 171
Index 175
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