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Visions and Voyages

Visions and Voyages

The Story of Celtic Spirituality (Large Print 16pt)

  • Author: Fay Sampson
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
  • ISBN: 9781459663541
  • Category: History
  • Page: 312
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Using history, and a thoughtful examination of legends, Fay Sampson weaves the strands of Celtic Christianity like Celtic knotwork into a continuous story, exciting and unsentimental. As the Roman empire crumbled, Celtic Christians threw themselves into pilgrimage and quest. They found their visionary islands on Skellig Michael, Iona, Lindisfarne ... Yet their spirituality was essentially concerned with politics and people. Brigid ruled a monastery for women and men, princesses and slaves, while Arthur was defending Celtic Britain against English invaders. Columban was deported from Burgundy. Aidan died protesting against his king. Some did slam the monastery gates on the sinful world. More tramped into the hills, staff in hand, to stand alongside ordinary people.

Celtic Spirituality

Celtic Spirituality

  • Author: Translated and Introduced Oliver Davies
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • ISBN: 1616430680
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Sun Dancing

Sun Dancing

A Vision of Medieval Ireland

  • Author: Geoffrey Moorhouse
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780156006026
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 284
  • View: 3559
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A fictionalized history of fourth-century Irish monks describes their spirituality and their influence on other areas of the world

Early Celtic Christianity

Early Celtic Christianity

  • Author: Brendan Lehane
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441193189
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
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This lively and original account of early Celtic Christianity - which was of far greater importance in the development of Western culture than we commonly realize - is told against the background of European history of the first seven centuries A.D. It focuses on the lives of Saints Brendan, Columba, and Columbanus, who lived active and effective lives in the cause of the early Church. Brendan, one of the founding fathers of Christianity in Ireland, was known in legend as a voyager and was thought to have reached the Western Hemisphere long before the Vikings. Columba took Celtic Christianity to Scotland and helped to re-establish it in Wales and in the North and West of England. Columbanus was the great Irish missionary to continental Europe, where he and his followers helped to convert the heathen invaders from the East. When Rome, in the person of St. Augustine, Pope Gregory's apostle to the Angles, penetrated again to England, a showdown between Roman and Celtic Christianity was inevitable. The dramatic confrontation occurred at the Council of Whitby in 664. Rome, with its organization and authority, won, and Celtic Catholicism went into eclipse. But some of its influence persisted all over Europe, and it had a large share in shaping the culture that ultimately emerged from the dark ages. This book's fascination is the picture that it gives of the movements of peoples, the shaping of new countries, and the development of ideas during those too-little-known centuries.

Celtic Women's Spirituality

Celtic Women's Spirituality

Accessing the Cauldron of Life

  • Author: Edain McCoy
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
  • ISBN: 9781567186727
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
  • View: 2358
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The Celts provide some of the strongest, most accessible images of strong women. This book shows readers how they can successfully create personalized pathway linking two important aspects of the self--the feminine and the hereditary (or adopted) Celtic--and as a result become a whole, powerful woman awake to the new realities previously untapped by the subconscious mind. 25 illustrations.

Drinking from the Sacred Well

Drinking from the Sacred Well

Personal Voyages of Discovery with the Celtic Saint

  • Author: John Matthews
  • Publisher: HarperOne
  • ISBN: 9780062515612
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 304
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Since ancient times the Celts have followed a path of total involvement with the natural world-a love of the earth, the pattern of seasons, and the magical presence of animals. Their quest for truth and sense of wonder in the beauty and power of the landscape, expressed today in immensely popular Celtic music and poetry, is deeply rooted in their early spiritual practices. In Drinking From the Sacred Well, renowned Celtic scholar John Matthews recreates the mystical journeys of twelve Celtic saints, capturing the wisdom and insight of these extraordinary men and women who lived from the third to the seventh centuries A.D. In carrying the faith of Christianity to the people of Britain and Ireland, they adapted the earthly wisdom of the Druids and other Celtic mystics. The result was a rare combination of Christianity and Paganism that left a powerful legacy that lasts to this day. Step with St. Brendan onto the deck of a ship headed for a strange and wondrous country, experience the hospitality of the spirit with St. Senan, discover the feminine voice in your creative life with St. Bridget, or learn from St. Kentigern that a love of nature can heal the deepest wounds. You will recognize in these lyric stories your own journey and the questions that both challenge and fuel your ongoing spiritual quest. Like Joseph Campbell's Myths to Live By, these tales, along with Matthews' incisive commentary and suggested meditation points, will inspire us all to live more courageous and spirited lives.

Journeys on the Edges

Journeys on the Edges

The Celtic Tradition

  • Author: Thomas O'Loughlin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 172
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A Celtic Model of Ministry

A Celtic Model of Ministry

The Reawakening of Community Spirituality

  • Author: Jerry C. Doherty
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • ISBN: 9780814651612
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 140
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Why is the Christian Church declining in numbers and effectiveness in the twenty-first century? In A Celtic Model of Ministry Jerry Doherty, experienced clergyman and Celtic scholar, shows that the decline is caused by a crisis of individualism, a crisis of faith, and a crisis of lifestyle. Doherty responds to these crises by providing a Celtic spirituality by way of ministry of early Celtic Christians in Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Brittany, and the Isle of Man. He provides a model for ministry today in the local congregation and a guideline for the successful future of the Church modeled after the early Celtic communities. Doherty applies the model in congregational development studies and ministry. He explores the problems that have caused the decline of the Church and how paradigms of ministry in current use are no longer adequate. In A Celtic Model of Ministry Doherty proposes that a new model for thinking and building ministry today, especially in the local congregation, may be found in early Celtic Christian communities. Churches need to be a spiritual center, a learning center, and a community center.A Celtic Model of Ministry uses Celtic spirituality in a practical way for ministry in the local congregation and is written primarily for professionals, clergy, and church workers but can be easily read by lay people.Chapters are ?A Crisis of Individualism,? ?The Solution: Community,? ?Celtic Spirituality and Community,? ?Creating Community,? ?A Crisis of Faith,? and ?A Crisis of Lifestyle.??A sensitive pastor, operating out of a rich parochial ministry, shaped by his Episcopal heritage, offers his diagnosis of the sickness affecting the Christian Church today. In the light of that diagnosis, he prescribes a potential cure. Drawing on his study of Celtic Christianity, he plumbs the past to find clues for the future. It was for me an expanding reading experience.? John Shelby Spong Retired Episcopal Bishop of Newark Author of Here I Stand: My Struggle for a Christianity of Integrity, Love, and Equality

Voyages and Visions

Voyages and Visions

Towards a Cultural History of Travel

  • Author: Jaś Elsner,Joan Pau Rubiés
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 9781861890207
  • Category: History
  • Page: 344
  • View: 5739
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With essays by Kasia Boddy, Michael Bravo, Peter Burke, Melissa Calaresu, Jesus Maria Carillo Castillo, Peter Hansen, Edward James, Nigel Leask, Joan-Pau Rubies and Wes Williams A much-needed contribution to the expanding interest in the history of travel and travel writing, Voyages and Visionsis the first attempt to sketch a cultural history of travel from the sixteenth century to the present day. The essays address the theme of travel as a historical, literary and imaginative process, focusing on significant episodes and encounters in world history. The contributors to this collection include historians of art and of science, anthropologists, literary critics and mainstream cultural historians. Their essays encompass a challenging range of subjects, including the explorations of South America, India and Mexico; mountaineering in the Himalayas; space travel; science fiction; and American post-war travel fiction. Voyages and Visionsis truly interdisciplinary, and essential reading for anyone interested in travel writing.

The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

  • Author: Peter France
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780199247844
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 656
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This book, written by a team of experts from many countries, provides a comprehensive account of the ways in which translation has brought the major literature of the world into English-speaking culture. Part I discusses theoretical issues and gives an overview of the history of translation into English. Part II, the bulk of the work, arranged by language of origin, offers critical discussions, with bibliographies, of the translation history of specific texts (e.g. the Koran, the Kalevala), authors (e.g. Lucretius, Dostoevsky), genres (e.g. Chinese poetry, twentieth-century Italian prose) and national literatures (e.g. Hungarian, Afrikaans).

Celtic Fire

Celtic Fire

The Passionate Religious Vision of Ancient Britain and Ireland

  • Author: Robert Van de Weyer
  • Publisher: Galilee
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
  • View: 8647
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A collection of the ancient texts of eary Celtic Christianity features the prose and poetry of this earth-centered, mystical, and individualistic religion

Urban Iona

Urban Iona

Celtic Hospitality in the City

  • Author: Kurt Neilson
  • Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0819226610
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 192
  • View: 510
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Urban Iona is a modern Celtic tale of healing and vision during and after the author’s pilgrimage to Iona and Ireland and Scotland. Upon his return, a dream takes flesh for his church as an urban Celtic monastery, a gathering of pilgrims open to the world and serving those most in need. This is a powerful account of the author’s search for his family’s story, and the meaning and inspiration that story brought to his life and his ministry. Chronicled here is the author’s pilgrimage to Ireland—not as a travelogue but as deep, moving, often humorous reflection on the meaning of what he discovered there. More important, the book chronicles the author’s efforts to put into action the unique brand of Celtic spirituality he took away from his pilgrimage, in the form of Brigid’s Table, a ministry to prostitutes and other marginalized people in the inner city of Portland, Oregon. Also included are suggestions for applying this spirituality in other parishes, other places, and other lives.

The Book of Visions

The Book of Visions

  • Author: Ian Corrigan
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1105435164
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Celtic Spirituality

Celtic Spirituality

  • Author: Oliver Davies,Thomas O'Loughlin
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • ISBN: 9780809138944
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 550
  • View: 3779
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This volume offers translations of numerous texts from the Celtic tradition from the 6th through the 13th centuries, in a cross-section of genres and forms, including saints' lives, monastic texts, poetry, devotional texts, liturgical texts, apocrypha, exegetical texts and theological treatises.

The Celtic Church in Britain

The Celtic Church in Britain

  • Author: Leslie Hardinge
  • Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1572580348
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 265
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A most fascinating and authoritative account of the Celtic Church, its beliefs and practices, and its remarkable theocracy based on Old Testament canon and the laws of the Pentateuch, including the keeping of the Seventh-day Sabbath. This book is illustrated with line drawings taken from the crosses which were a notable feature of Celtic church architecture, and with examples of documents of the period.

Early Celtic Christianity

Early Celtic Christianity

  • Author: Brendan Lehane
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780826486219
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
  • View: 5056
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This lively and original account of early Celtic Christianity - which was of far greater importance in the development of Western culture than we commonly realize - is told against the background of European history of the first seven centuries A.D. It focuses on the lives of Saints Brendan, Columba, and Columbanus, who lived active and effective lives in the cause of the early Church. Brendan, one of the founding fathers of Christianity in Ireland, was known in legend as a voyager and was thought to have reached the Western Hemisphere long before the Vikings. Columba took Celtic Christianity to Scotland and helped to re-establish it in Wales and in the North and West of England. Columbanus was the great Irish missionary to continental Europe, where he and his followers helped to convert the heathen invaders from the East. When Rome, in the person of St. Augustine, Pope Gregory's apostle to the Angles, penetrated again to England, a showdown between Roman and Celtic Christianity was inevitable. The dramatic confrontation occurred at the Council of Whitby in 664. Rome, with its organization and authority, won, and Celtic Catholicism went into eclipse. But some of its influence persisted all over Europe, and it had a large share in shaping the culture that ultimately emerged from the dark ages. This book's fascination is the picture that it gives of the movements of peoples, the shaping of new countries, and the development of ideas during those too-little-known centuries.

Anam Cara

Anam Cara

A Book of Celtic Wisdom

  • Author: John O'Donohue
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780061865855
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 256
  • View: 7744
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Discover the Celtic Circle of Belonging John O'Donohue, poet, philosopher, and scholar, guides you through the spiritual landscape of the Irish imagination. In Anam Cara, Gaelic for "soul friend," the ancient teachings, stories, and blessings of Celtic wisdom provide such profound insights on the universal themes of friendship, solitude, love, and death as: Light is generous The human heart is never completely born Love as ancient recognition The body is the angel of the soul Solitude is luminous Beauty likes neglected places The passionate heart never ages To benatural is to be holy Silence is the sister of the divine Death as an invitation to freedom

Thin Places

Thin Places

An Evangelical Journey Into Celtic Christianity

  • Author: Tracy Balzer
  • Publisher: Leafwood Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780891125136
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 173
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There has been a revival of all things Celtic in recent decades, producing everything from Irish folk music to a rise in pagan mysticism. By contrast, Tracy Balzer's book, THIN PLACES: An Evangelical Journey into Celtic Christianity is written to introduce contemporary Christians to the great spiritual legacy of the early Celts, a legacy that has remained undiscovered or inaccessible for many in the evangelical tradition. Thin Places not only reveals the deeply scriptural, sacramental faith of the Celts, but also provides ways for us to learn from this ancient faith expression, applying fresh and lively spiritual disciplines to our lives today.

The Mist-Filled Path

The Mist-Filled Path

Celtic Wisdom for Exiles, Wanderers, and Seekers

  • Author: Frank MacEowen
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • ISBN: 9781577317975
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 304
  • View: 7301
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In The Mist-Filled Path, Frank MacEowen shows how embracing the indigenous wisdom of Scotland and Ireland can lead to healing and transcendence. Using his own travels and teachings along with Celtic stories and myths, he explores ancient traditions, ecopsychology, the ancient mother, altars and hearths, Oran Mor (the Great Song), contemplation, and mysticism. The book tells how to draw on ancestral roots to find a personal spirituality that also works for the greater good.

The Celtic Book of the Dead

The Celtic Book of the Dead

A Guide for Your Voyage to the Celtic Otherworld

  • Author: Caitlin Matthews
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312072414
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 126
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Culled from the Celtic tradition of mystical voyages, an ancient divination system--complete with cards and a cloth on which to place them--brings the reader on a mythic journey