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Celtic Christianity in Early Medieval Wales: The Origins of the Welsh Spiritual Tradition

Celtic Christianity in Early Medieval Wales: The Origins of the Welsh Spiritual Tradition

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  • ISBN-13: 9780708312872
  • Publisher: University of Wales Press
  • Release Date: Jan 01, 1996
  • Edition: 1st
  • Pages: 193 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.60 x 8.50 x 5.50 inches

Overview

This first full-length theological study of sources from early medieval Wales traces common Celtic features in early Welsh religious literature. The author explores the origins of the earliest Welsh tradition in the fusion of Celtic primal religion with primitive Christianity, and traces some considerable Irish influence. These specific Celtic spiritual emphases are examined in the religious poetry of the Black Book of Carmarthen, the Book of Taliesin and the Poets of the Princes, and in prose texts such as The Food of the Soul and the Life of Beuno. Many of these Welsh texts appear here in English translation for the first time.
 
 

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