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.
|Publisher:||Angelico Press Ltd|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.59(d)|
Table of Contents
|The Families of Glastonbury||xiii|
|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|
|Sources and References||857|