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Christians and Pagans: The Conversion of Britain from Alban to Bede
     

Christians and Pagans: The Conversion of Britain from Alban to Bede

by Malcolm Lambert
 

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Christians and Pagans offers a comprehensive and highly readable account of the coming of Christianity to Britain, its coexistence or conflict with paganism, and its impact on the lives of both indigenous islanders and invading Anglo-Saxons.

The Christianity of Roman Britain, so often treated in isolation, is here deftly integrated with the history of the

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Christians and Pagans offers a comprehensive and highly readable account of the coming of Christianity to Britain, its coexistence or conflict with paganism, and its impact on the lives of both indigenous islanders and invading Anglo-Saxons.

The Christianity of Roman Britain, so often treated in isolation, is here deftly integrated with the history of the British churches of the Celtic world, and with the histories of Ireland, Iona, and Pictland. Combining chronicle and literary evidence with the fruits of the latest archaeological research, Malcolm Lambert illuminates how the conversion process changed the hearts and minds of early Britain.

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First Things

“A captivat­ing narrative . . . an important contribution . . . thoughtful, enjoyable, and valuable.”A. M. Juster, First Things

— A. M. Juster

International Bulletin of Missionary Research

“Fascinating . . . Lambert’s account has numerous strengths [including] his treatment of the “lost church” . . . and insightful treatment of major figures.”—Alan Kreider, International Bulletin of Missionary Research

— Alan Kreider

Commonweal

“The complex story of the Christianization of Britain . . . can be told well only by someone with Lambert’s erudition. [A] useful and fascinating work.”—Lawrence S. Cunningham, Commonweal

— Lawrence S. Cunningham

First Things - A. M. Juster

“A captivat­ing narrative . . . an important contribution . . . thoughtful, enjoyable, and valuable.”A. M. Juster, First Things
International Bulletin of Missionary Research - Alan Kreider

“Fascinating . . . Lambert’s account has numerous strengths [including] his treatment of the “lost church” . . . and insightful treatment of major figures.”—Alan Kreider, International Bulletin of Missionary Research
Commonweal - Lawrence S. Cunningham

“The complex story of the Christianization of Britain . . . can be told well only by someone with Lambert’s erudition. [A] useful and fascinating work.”—Lawrence S. Cunningham, Commonweal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300119084
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/26/2010
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author


Malcolm Lambert has taught history and theology at the universities of Bristol and Reading and is the author of Franciscan Poverty, Medieval Heresy, and The Cathars.

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