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The relationship between Adomnán of Iona’s 'Life of St Columba' and Celtic Christianity/spirituality

Coyle, A (2012) The relationship between Adomnán of Iona’s 'Life of St Columba' and Celtic Christianity/spirituality Journal for the Study of Spirituality, 2 (1). pp. 77-90.

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Abstract

The 'Life of St Columba' offers an account of events in the life of the sixth-century saint who founded an influential monastic community with strong connections to the peoples of Ireland and Scotland. The text’s relationship to the categories of ‘Celtic Christianity’ and ‘Celtic spirituality’ is critically examined. It is deemed justifiable to locate the Life within these categories because it manifests features of other religious texts produced by Celtic peoples in the early Middle Ages. Whether it can be legitimately accommodated within popular versions of Celtic spirituality/ Christianity depends on whether the assessment is conducted from academic or spiritual practice perspectives.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Coyle, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 21 February 2012
Identification Number : 10.1558/jss.v2i1.77
Contributors :
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EditorHunt, HUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Uncontrolled Keywords : Celtic Christianity, St Columba, Iona, Celtic spirituality
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Additional Information : This is an electronic version of an article published as Coyle A (2012). The relationship between Adomnán of Iona’s 'Life of St Columba' and Celtic Christianity/spirituality. Journal for the Study of Spirituality 2(1):77-90 Available at www.maney.co.uk
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 08 May 2013 11:16
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 20:02
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/761778

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