Celtic Christianity: Making Myths and Chasing Dreams - Ian Bradley
The current fascination with Celtic Christianity is the latest manifestation of a lingering love affair stretching back over the last 1300 years. This book explores how the native Christian communities of the British Isles from the fifth to the tenth centuries have been idealised and appropriated by succeeding generations who have projected their own preconceptions and prejudices on to a perceived 'golden age' of Celtic Christianity. It provides a fascinating study of the making of myths and the chasing of dreams.
Ian Bradley is Senior Lecturer in Practical Theology in the School of Divinity, University of St. Andrews.