Mar 04, 2021  
2012-2014 Theological School Catalog 
    
2012-2014 Theological School Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CHST 625 - Approaching the Celtic Christian Tradition

3 credits
This course offers students an introduction to the scholarly debates framing a Celtic past, and then studies the lived historical context of the early medieval period, the sacred literature (both prose and poetry), and the distinctive spiritual themes and the modern interpretation of the lived practice of Christianity among the Celtic-speaking peoples of medieval Europe (located in South-West Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Breton France). We shall consider the identifying category of the term Celtic, and we shall examine medieval texts, images, and the archaeology of the religious culture that emerged from the region, as well as modern scholarship and contemporary spiritual commentary on Celtic Christianity, in order to explore the origins and the relevance of this tradition for modern religious life.



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