Celtic Christianity and Nature: Early Irish and Hebridean Traditions

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Blackstaff Press, 1996 - Celtic Church - 232 pages
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Love of nature is often said to be one of the characteristic features of Celtic Christianity. This book examines how native beliefs about nature were rejected, transformed or re-stated as the peoples of early-medieval Ireland and the Hebrides made Christianity their own.

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Contents

The Land
23
Mountains and Hills
39
Water
57
Christ the Salmon
76
Patricks Church in the Wood of Fochloth
83
The Yew of Ross and the Five Sacred Trees of Ireland
89
The Branch of Peace and the Staff of Jesus
98
Birds
105
The Ivied Treetop
130
Angels on every Leaf
137
Solomons Temple
143
Dessel Sunwise
149
God of the Elements
165
The Elements at the Crucifixion
171
A Storm Woman
177
Signs of Life
187

Dove of the Church Crane Cleric i1 1
111
Power without 111
117
Summer is Gone
124
Abbreviations
216
Index
229
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