Columba: Pilgrim and penitent

Columba: Pilgrim and penitent

by Ian Bradley
     
 

Around 563AD a monk called Columba set off in a small boat with a few companions from the shores of his native Donegal, in the north-west tip of Ireland. Some time later they landed on the tiny island of Iona off the west coast of Scotland. Their journey is rightly perceived as one of the most significant events in the early Christian history of the British Isles. lan… See more details below

Overview

Around 563AD a monk called Columba set off in a small boat with a few companions from the shores of his native Donegal, in the north-west tip of Ireland. Some time later they landed on the tiny island of Iona off the west coast of Scotland. Their journey is rightly perceived as one of the most significant events in the early Christian history of the British Isles. lan Bradley examines the life, character and achievements of St Columba and attempts to strip away the layers of myth and historical distortion that have grown up around him. He also explores the distinctive nature of Columban Christianity and its message – not always a comfortable one – for us today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849522724
Publisher:
Wild Goose Publications
Publication date:
06/14/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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