Glastonbury: The Novel of Christian England

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Glastonbury Abbey was, according to legend, the center from which radiated a Christian presence on that island for two thousand years, a sacred site from which the Christian faith was passed down through the generations.

The story begins with the arrival of Joseph of Arimathea and his family, bearing the most sacred relic in all Christendom, the Holy Grail; and continues on to their confrontation with the Druids and the conversion of the new land to Christ; to the persecutions ...

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Overview

Glastonbury Abbey was, according to legend, the center from which radiated a Christian presence on that island for two thousand years, a sacred site from which the Christian faith was passed down through the generations.

The story begins with the arrival of Joseph of Arimathea and his family, bearing the most sacred relic in all Christendom, the Holy Grail; and continues on to their confrontation with the Druids and the conversion of the new land to Christ; to the persecutions under the Roman Empire, until that rule is ended and Patrick becomes the first Abbot of Glastonbury Abbey; the adventures of King Arthur and his knights as they fend off invading barbarians; the revival of Christianity under St. Augustine of Canterbury; the struggle to keep alive the Faith in the midst of the Viking raids; the ages of Alfred the Great and Richard the Lionheart; and ends, finally, with the terrible upheavals under Henry VIII.

Glastonbury was dissolved but its ruins still stand as a beacon of hope and destination of pilgrims down to our own time. Here is the telling of an immense spiritual epic--a stirring novel of Christian faith.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621380108
  • Publisher: Angelico Press Ltd
  • Publication date: 3/19/2013
  • Pages: 800
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Time Line xi
Map xii
The Families of Glastonbury xiii
Prologue xv
Book I The Coming of the Light (Celtic Britain) 17
Book II The Unfurling of the Banner (Roman Britain) 141
Book III The Anointing of the King (Arthurian Britain) 343
Book IV The Raising of the Stone (Anglo-Saxon England) 457
Book V The Flowering of the Legend (Norman England) 621
Book VI The Testing of the Faith (Tudor England) 733
Afterword 847
Glossary 851
Sources and References 857
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