This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...that Britons were active in restoring the Irish Church in the sixth century has three foundations: --I. Statements made in ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...that Britons were active in restoring the Irish Church in the sixth century has three foundations: --I. Statements made in a Life of Gildas concerning his activity in Ireland; this life was written at Rhuys in Brittany in the eleventh century. 2. The views on the Irish Church during the fifth and sixth centuries expressed in the Catalogue of Irish Saints, which was written in the eighth century, long after the Patrick legend had made its appearance. 3. Notes of some Lives of Saints which can certainly not be dated earlier than the tenth or eleventh century.1 The apparent want of critical insight shown in accepting the hypothesis on such insecure foundation is regrettable. A simple examination of dates shows how untenable it is. Finnian of Clonard, the father of the so--called "Twelve Apostles of Ireland," who, according to a statement by Columbanus of Bobbio, corresponded with Gildas on rules of monastic discipline,2 died in 548. Columbanus founded the monastery of Derry about 546 and that of Durrow EARLY CELTIC CHURCH before 560. Ciaran, who died in 548, founded Clonmacnois in 541. Comgell founded Bangor in Ulster either in 554. or 558. Brendan founded Clonfert in Longford in 552. In 563 Columba went to Hi. On the other hand, it is certain that Gildas was in Ireland on ecclesiastical business in 566 during the reign of King Ainmire.1 And are we to believe the authority of a Rhuys monk of the eleventh century that, at a time when Columba was already in Hi, Ireland was suffering from a state of semi-paganism, which had to be eradicated by Gildas '32 On his return to Rhuys, Gildas may have given an exaggerated description of what he had seen, in the same spirit that inspired his penitential sermon to the British Church in the...Read Less
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