Celtic Christianity by Christopher Bamford, William Parker Marsh
Celtic Christianity
Author: Christopher Bamford, William Parker Marsh
Title: Celtic Christianity
ISBN10: 0892810793
ISBN13: 978-0892810796
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Pages:
Publisher: Inner Traditions Intl (February 1987)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1736 kb
Size epub: 1511 kb
Rating: 5.0 ✪
Votes: 495
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Churches & Church Leadership
In this anthology, the stories of the Celtic saints are interspersed with verses, prayers, and sayings attributed to those ancient sages―from Patrick and Brigit, through Brandan and Columba, to Aidan and Cuthbert.

It is uncertain when or how Christianity first arrived at those westernmost reaches. It seems always to have been there. Legend tells us that Irish bards attended the events on Golgotha "in the spirit." In the Celtic tradition there is a continuity in cosmic process. For the Celt, Christ's death and resurrection was a healing that allows a reconciliation between humanity and nature in God. In this sense, Christianity was always in Ireland, and we seek its historical beginning in vain.

If the Celtic Church had survived, perhaps the fissure between Christianity and nature, widening through the centuries, would never have fragmented our Western attitude toward nature and the universe.