The Age Of Bede: Revised Edition

Paperback | September 1, 1998

byD. H. Bede, J F Eddius StephanusTranslated byJ. F. Webb

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This selection of writings from the sixth and seventh century AD provides a powerful insight into the early history of the Christian Church in England and Ireland. From Bede's Life of Cuthbert and Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow to the anonymous Voyage of St Brendan - a whimsical mixture of fact and fantasy that describes a quest for paradise on earth - these are vivid accounts of the profoundly spiritual and passionately heroic lives of Christian pioneers and saints. Both vital religious writings and a revealing insight into the reality of life at a formative time for the church, they describe an era of heroism and bitter conflict, and the rapid spread of the Christian faith.

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Featuring five monumental works from the sixth and seventh centuries, The Age of Bede serves as an eyewitness to the clash between Roman Episcopal orthodoxy and the monasticism that was spreading over Ireland and Northern England. From Eddius's Life of Wilfred and Bede's Life of Cuthbert to The Voyage of St. Brendan and The Anonymous H...

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This selection of writings from the sixth and seventh century AD provides a powerful insight into the early history of the Christian Church in England and Ireland. From Bede's Life of Cuthbert and Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow to the anonymous Voyage of St Brendan - a whimsical mixture of fact and fantasy that describes a...

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This selection of writings from the sixth and seventh century AD provides a powerful insight into the early history of the Christian Church in England and Ireland. From Bede’s Life of Cuthbert and Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow to the anonymous Voyage of St Brendan - a whimsical mixture of fact and fantasy that describes a...

Bede (c. 672 or 673 – May 25, 735), was a Benedictine monk at the Northumbrian monastery of Saint Peter at Monkwearmouth, today part of Sunderland, and of its companion monastery, Saint Paul's, in modern Jarrow (see Wearmouth-Jarrow), both in the English county of Durham (now Tyne and Wear). He is well known as an author and scholar, a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.76 × 5.07 × 0.66 inPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

The Age of Bede Introduction
Bede: Life of Cuthbet
Eddius Stephanus: Life of Wilfrid
Bede: Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow
The Anonymous History of Abbot Ceolfrith
The Voyage of St. Brendan
Further Reading
Map of the British Isles
Map of Western Europe
Index

From Our Editors

Featuring five monumental works from the sixth and seventh centuries, The Age of Bede serves as an eyewitness to the clash between Roman Episcopal orthodoxy and the monasticism that was spreading over Ireland and Northern England. From Eddius's Life of Wilfred and Bede's Life of Cuthbert to The Voyage of St. Brendan and The Anonymous History of Abbot Ceolfrith, this collection is filled with characters that embody their time. Such contemporary views have become historical artifacts that serve to give readers a flavour of both the atmosphere and the culture of the time.