One of the most important intellectuals, writers, and scholars of his day, the Venerable Bede earned the title “The Father of English History” after chronicling one of the most significant books on Anglo-Saxon history and the early expansion of Christianity in England. Contained in this three volume collection is Bede’s masterwork The Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation, a remarkable anthology of his selected short writings and letters, and his commentary on the Book of Revelation, Explanation of the Apocalypse. A virtuosic storyteller and historian, the Works of the Venerable Bede displays an incredible breadth of scholarship from an extraordinary man of faith.
Ordained at age nineteen as a deacon, then a priest at age thirty, Bede spent almost his entire life living and studying in the monastic community of Jarrow, the intellectual epicenter of Northern England. It was there where he learned Latin, Greek, and Hebrew and began his prolific writing on history, theology, poetry, translation, and biblical interpretation.
As entertaining as they are informative, the Works of the Venerable Bede (3 vols.) are some of the most invaluable resources of European Christian history ever written. With Logos Bible Software, these books are completely searchable, with passages of scripture appearing on mouse-over, as well as being linked to Latin texts and English translations in your library.
There is a definite thrill to reading the actual words set down by the infamously unassuming monk himself.
Bede's marvelous history of England from the invasion of Julius Caesar up until his own time (the early 8th century) is one of the most fascinating books I have ever read.
Bede (673–735) was ordained as a deacon at age nineteen, and a priest at the age of thirty. A teacher, theologian, historian, author, poet, and biblical exegete, Bede was one of the foremost intellectuals of his time. He spent the majority of his life living and studying at the Northumbrian monastery in Jarrow, where he authored his famous work The Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation.