Church History (47)
THE DESERT A CITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF EGYPTIAN AND PALESTIAN MONASTICISM UNDER THE CHRISTIAN EMPIRE
This study of early Christian monasticism by Derwas Chitty has already proved to be a classic. No other account of this vital period in the history of the monastic movement equals it for detailed scholarship combined with vivid and dynamic writing.
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The narrow stretch of desert between the Jordan Valley and the hill country of Judea drew great biblical prophets—Elijah and John the Baptist—and unforgettable christian ascetics. Our best source of information on this movement from AD 400-600 comes from Cyril`s pen.
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By drawing on both the poetry and the prose of all six Celtic languages; Welsh, Irish and Scottish Gaelic, Cornish, Breton and Manx. This book succeeds in reflecting the extraordinary depth and diversity of Celtic literature. Skilfully and sensitively arranged by theme (from heroic tales, Bardic poetry and elegies, to the literature of love, nature, magic and religion), the anthology provides a unique insight into the Celtic mind from the earliest times to the nineteenth century.
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THE EARLY CHURCH: THE STORY OF EMERGENT CHRISTIANITY FROM THE APOSTOLIC AGE TO THE DIVIDING OF THE WAYS BETWEEN THE GREEK EAST AND THE LATIN WEST
Henry Chadwick paints a portrait of the early Christians, constructed out of a mosaic of the ancient sources, giving the general reader a fresh awareness of the life of this momentous community. The Church is seen in close relation to its original setting in Jewish and Gentile society, toward which the Christians were indebted, and yet at the same time, with the zeal of martyrs, defiant.
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The Irish temperament — individualistic, poetic,and deeply loyal to family — produced great and learned saints and a unique monastic literature before the Norman Invasion. The isolation of the island allowed the development of traditions different from those of either Britain or the continent. These graceful translations of Irish monastic rules and spiritual maxims, along with samples of Irish litanies and poetry from the early Celtic monastic world, convey the spirituality of the Isle of Saints from the sixth to eighth centuries.
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