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Celtic Christian Spirituality: Essential Writings—Annotated and Explained

Celtic Christian Spirituality: Essential Writings—Annotated and Explained

Mary C. Earle

| SkyLight Paths | 2011

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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.

Author Bio

Mary Earle is a spiritual director, retreat leader, writer, and Episcopal priest. She is the author of Broken Body, Healing Spirit: Lectio Divina and the co-author of Holy Companions: Spiritual Practices from the Celtic Saints.


This title is also included as a part of the following collection

  1. SkyLight Paths Illuminations Series (46 vols.)