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Adomnan of Iona: Theologian, Lawmaker, Peacemaker

Adomnan of Iona: Theologian, Lawmaker, Peacemaker

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  • ISBN-13: 9781846821028
  • Publisher: Four Courts Press
  • Release Date: Oct 20, 2010
  • Pages: 335 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.50 x 9.75 x 1.50 inches

Overview

The abbot of Iona in the late 7th century, Adomnan, a kinsman of the founder St. Columba, was one of the most remarkable thinkers of his era. The author of the magnificent Life of Columba, as well as a widely-influential guide to the Holy Places of the Near East, he was also responsible for the celebrated Cain Adomnain - a ground-breaking law tract on the protection of non-combatants. Adomnan was also a major figure in the Easter Controversy and his scholarship directly influenced that of Bede. The studies in this volume, arising from a conference held on Iona on the 13th centenary of Adomnan's death, celebrate his achievements.

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