Celtic Spirituality (Classics of Western Spirituality)

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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.

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Oliver Davies, who earned a Ph.D. in German from Oxford University, is professor in the department of theology and religious studies at St. David's College, the University of Wales. He is the author of God Within: The Mystical Tradition of Northern Europe.

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An invaluable source for the study of early Celtic Christianity. -- Stone Campbell Journal

Covers background on the sources for the translated texts, and the concepts and origins of Celtic spirituality. -- Crux

Highly recommended. -- H-Net Reviews

The inclusion of Celtic Spirituality in this highly esteemed series is significant. -- The Furrow

This Classic of Western Spirituality serves to deepen one's love for spirituality in the Celtic Christian tradition. -- Bookviews

This is a welcome addition to a fine series. -- National Catholic Reporter

This scholarly work gives rich insight into the history, spirituality and giftedness of the Celtic peoples. -- Spirit and Life

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