Ecclesiastica Celtica describes a nascent Christianity very different in character to the Christianity we know today. He introduces the reader to a religious spirit dedicated to the contemplative life, evolving within a civilised Romano-British society, a society that was to be devastated from the beginning of the fifth century onward by the political turmoil and internecine conflicts of a collapsing Roman Empire. He relates how that ancient British Church and its people adapted and survived, against extraordinary and overwhelming odds. Ecclesiastica Celtica is a marvelous and heroic epic spanning many generations. An epic that every man, woman and child of these islands should know and cherish.
|Author||Sabine Baring-Gould (1834 – 1924) was one of the most popular writers of his time. Over 1200 publications are listed in his bibliography – more than 300 of them being books. He wrote prolifically on religious matters, his travels, historical figures and folk-lore. He was also a well-known novelist. As an early archaeologist he was respected for his work on Dartmoor, in Cornwall, in Wales and in France. His personal life is a story in itself, with his unconventional childhood, his marraige to a mill-girl half his age, and his dedication to antiquarian pursuits alongside his life as a squire and parson of a Devonshire village.|
|Available In||Paperback 254 pp. 13 b/w illustrations & maps|