Christianity and the Celts

Christianity and the Celts

by Ted Olsen


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Christianity and the Celts by Ted Olsen

Ted Olsen tells the stories of principal figures of Celtic church history such as St. Patrick and St. Columbanus, illuminating their missionary fervor and monastic ideals. In the IVP Histories Series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830823574
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 08/29/2003
Series: IVP Histories Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Olsen is online managing editor for Christianity Today in the USA. Previously, he was assistant editor for Christian History magazine, and he coauthored a book on famous figures of church history. He has done extensive research in Celtic history.

Table of Contents

"A Magic Bag"
1. "The Whole Race is War Mad": Celtic Beginnings
2. Christianity in Early Britain
3. Patrick and the Conversion of Ireland
4. Ireland's Monks and Monasteries
5. Columba and Scotland
6. Out of, and Back into, the World
7. Resurrection and Raids
8. Celtic Christianity of the Non-Celts
Suggestions for Further Reading
Picture and Text Acknowledgments

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"Few overviews of Christian history can rival the IVP Histories' winning mix of summary and storytelling. Aimed at a general audience, these expertly written books contain much to delight and inform even this long-time student of Christian history. Their size makes them easy to begin reading, and their beautiful images and clear, colorful writing make them hard to put down. A treasure!"
Chris Armstrong, managing editor, Christian History and Biography

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