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Celtic Christianity: A Sacred Tradition, A Vision of Hope

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Celtic Christianity: A Sacred Tradition, A Vision of Hope
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Author: Timothy Joyce

Product Code:  B1384
ISBN:  9781570751769
Publisher:  Veritas
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  192



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This book introduces a mysterious and extraordinary spiritual world, one which drew on pre-Christian beliefs and culture and took form in the church as it developed among the Celtic peoples sixteen centuries ago. Celtic Christianity offers a rediscovery of an ancient tradition that can sustain spiritual seekers and renew the church today. As Timothy Joyce shows, Celtic spirituality appeals to mind, body, and spirit. Joyous and mystical, it affirms the goodness of creation and the gifts of women; it blossoms in poetry, myth, and song. While recounting the heroic tales of saints Patrick, Bridget, and Columcille, Joyce also goes beyond other books, showing how and why this distinctive tradition gradually was subsumed by a more rigid and authoritarian style of Catholicism. Finally, he movingly reflects on the centuries of suffering that have left an indelible mark on Irish consciousness and spirit.

Publisher: veritas
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781570751769
More by this Author: Timothy Joyce
Keywords: General books Celtic Christianity

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