The Irish Penitentials and Their Significance for the Sacrament of Penance Today

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Four Courts Press, 1995 - History - 256 pages
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"This book provides a theological study of the Irish penitentials in the light of recently published critical editions and of the marked resurgence of interest in Celtic spirituality today. Most research in this field has been from the viewpoint of canon law and ecclesiastical history; Dr. Connolly argues that the time has now come for a fuller theological treatment of Irish penance."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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About the author (1995)

Hugh Connolly is Vice-President and Lecturer in Moral Theology at Maynooth College. He is a Roman Catholic Priest.

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