The Christian Faith in Early Scotland

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byE. C. Leal

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. AIDAN'S CORONATION. N 574, A.D., Conall, son of Comgall, king of the New Dalriada, died, and the succession, according to that custom of the Scots which is known as Tanistic, reverted to the sons of Gabran. Eogenan, or Iogenan, was the son whom Columba loved most, and he wished him to succeed. While Columba was in Eilan-na-Naoimh (Hinba), he saw, "in ecstacy of mind, an angel of the Lord sent to him, who had in his hand the glassy book of the ordination of kings ". Columba got it from him and began to read it. "And when he refused to ordain Aidan king, according to what was commended in that book, because he loved Iogenan, his brother, more, suddenly the angel, stretching out his hand, smote the holy man with a scourge, the livid mark of which remained in his side all the days of his life; and this word he added, 'Know for certain that I have been sent to thee by God with the glassy book, that, according to the words which thou hast read in it, thou shouldst ordain Aidan to the kingdom; but if thou refuse to obey this command, I shall smite thee again'." On three successive nights the angel appeared with the book of glass in his hand, and Columba sailed across to Iona, and thither Aidan came to meet him. There Columba ordained Aidan king. "And, between the words of ordination, he prophesied future things of his sons, and of his grandsons, and of his great-grandsons; and laying his hand upon his head ordaining him, he blessed him." And the words which he then spoke Adamnan copied from Cumine the White as follows:--" Undoubtingly believe, O Aidan, that none of thy adversaries shall be able to resist thee, unless first thou doest fraud to me and my posterity " (i.e., 'the posterity of my kin'--the Irish Dalriadans--for Columba had no posterity). "...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. AIDAN'S CORONATION. N 574, A.D., Conall, son of Comgall, king of the New Dalriada, died, and the succession, accord...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217327893

ISBN - 13:9780217327893

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