Celtic Christianity: Ecology and Holiness

By: BAMFORD, CHRISTOPHER AND MARSH, WILL

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"Our God is the God of Heaven and Earth, of sea and river, of sun and moon and stars, of the lofty mountain and lowly valley." -- St. Patrick

These words are perhaps the epitome of the Celtic monk's holy embrace of nature and sense of "ecology." Everywhere in Celtic Ireland, on rocky promontories and lonely hillsides, in hermitages and monasteries, we find a holy intimacy of human, natural, and divine.

In this anthology, the stories of the Celtic saints are interspersed with verses, prayers, and sayings attributed to those ancient sages -- from Patrick and Brigit, through Brandan and Columba, to Aidan and Cuthbert.

It is uncertain when or how Christianity first arrived at those westernmost reaches. It seems always to have been there. Legend tells us that Irish bards attended the events on Golgotha "in the spirit." In the Celtic tradition there is a continuity in cosmic process. For the Celt, Christ's death and resurrection was a healing that allows a reconciliation between humanity and nature in God. In this sense, Christianity was always in Ireland, and we seek its historical beginning in vain.

If the Celtic Church had survived, perhaps the fissure between Christianity and nature, widening through the centuries, would never have fragmented our Western attitude toward nature and the universe.

"Almost as good as another visit to Iona." -- Owen Barfield

"It is, indeed, a treasure of an anthology, and I will enjoy dipping into it over and over again. It speaks of a vibrant Christianity in which the power of light was brilliantly visible and the spoken word touches on that power of love and creativity." -- Madeleine L'Engle

"Our God is the God of Heaven and Earth, of sea and river, of sun and moon and stars, of the lofty mountain and lowly valley." -- <>St. Patrick

"Almost as good as another visit to Iona." -- Owen Barfield

"It is, indeed, a treasure of an anthology, and I will enjoy dipping into it over and over again. It speaks of a vibrant Christianity in which the power of light was brilliantly visible and the spoken word touches on that power of love and creativity." -- Madeleine L'Engle
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Title: Celtic Christianity: Ecology and Holiness

Author(s): BAMFORD, CHRISTOPHER AND MARSH, WILL

Categories: Christianity,

Publisher: Steiner Books:

ISBN Number: 094026207X

ISBN Number 13: 9780940262072

Binding: Paperback

Seller ID: 1372

Keywords: Celtic Christianity Celtic church Meditations Saints START Christianity,