The forgotten truths of Celtic Christianity offer guidance for experiencing the world in a spiritual way. The Celtic Christians beheld the world around them and perceived the divine life of God as upholding every aspect of the material universe. Their prayers, poems, liturgies, and theological interpretations give Christians confidence in a merciful and infinitely creative, healing God. In this introduction to Celtic Christian spirituality, Mary Earle presents primary texts from the Celtic Christian tradition—selections from the works of Pelagius, Eriugena, and St. Patrick, as well as prayers and poems from Wales, the Outer Hebrides, and Ireland. These essential writings direct humanity to read the “book of creation” as well as the Bible, and call us to remember that “matter matters.” Earle’s engaging commentary explores how faithful Christians and spiritual seekers can take inspiration from this lively tradition’s ways of embodying and living the gospel.
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For great books on the spiritual traditions of Eastern Orthodoxy, check out Kyriacos Markides Collection (3 vols.).
Illuminating and luminous, insightful and grace-filled. I highly recommend this book!
—Christine Valters Paintner, author, Lectio Divina—The Sacred Art: Transforming Words and Images into Heart-Centered Prayer
Recommended . . . for anyone who wants to better understand the spirituality of the Celts and their haste in embracing Christianity.
I found myself reminded over and over again of the grace and beauty of creation through these lovely prayers and poems.
—Greg Garret, author, The Other Jesus
A deep well of inspiration and information for thirsty twenty-first-century pilgrims. . . . A trustworthy guide along the way.
—Steven Purcell, director, Laity Lodge
Mary C. Earle is a spiritual director, retreat leader, writer, and Episcopal priest. She is the author of Broken Body, Healing Spirit: Lectio Divina, Beginning Again: Benedictine Wisdom for Living with Illness and the coauthor of Holy Companions: Spiritual Practices from the Celtic Saints.