Christ of the Celts

The Healing of Creation


Author: J. Philip Newell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470283254

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 8843

Christ of the Celts "I explore the Celtic image of Christ as the Memory of what we have forgotten. He remembers the dance of the universe and the harmony that is deep within all things. He is the Memory also of who we are." --from the Prelude "Diagnosing the human soul with a longing for peace in the face of fear and fragmentation nurtured by global political forces and fundamentalisms, Newell offers the ancient traditions of Celtic Christianity as a way forward in healing humankind and the earth." --Publishers Weekly "This graceful, wise, and important book is a superb introduction to the treasures of Celtic Christianity for our time." --Marcus Borg, author, The Heart of Christianity

Life of the Ancient Celts


Author: Hazel Richardson

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778720454

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9830

Examines the daily activities, army, religion, economy, arts, and social structures of the ancient Celts during their period of domination in Europe.

Secular Monasticism

A Journey


Author: Jane Hall Fitz-Gibbon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147970721X

Category: Religion

Page: 227

View: 4829

Like an underground river, the monastic tradition keeps on resurging in a host of unexpected times and places. Secular Monasticism, A Journey describes one of its most recent incarnations. The founders and members of the Lindisfarne Community share with us their bold attempt to be a secular monastic religious order open to the exigencies of the contemporary world. Age-old wisdom once again reveals its perennial relevance in helping us learn how to be followers of Christ in Gods today. Brother John, Taiz In the first five pages, I thought of ten people I know who should read this book: young people, old people, all people tired of taken-for-granted spirituality. Devour this book. Let it help you dream up a way of joining or creating a micro-community of prayer and action that frees you to experiment in following the ways of Christ. Thats what these folks have done. This story helps us imagine ourselves out of the boxes and buildings Christianity has become. The Rev. Dr. Dori Baker, Scholar-in-Residence, The Fund for Theological Education Lindisfarne Community has graciously accepted Gods call to dance with the radical (and sometimes wearying) changes of our time. Like the Celts, they find meaning in their ongoing spiritual evolution through poetry and story, through a willingness to navigate the waters of the soul while remaining fiercely loyal to the good earth that bore us and nurtures us. Like the Celts, this family of secular monastics hungers more for mystical union with the Divine Mystery than for any trappings of earthly renown or success. Carl McColman, author and blogger (from the foreword)

Rethinking Our Story

Can We Be Christian in the Quantum Era?


Author: G. Douglas Hammack

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630871516

Category: Religion

Page: 246

View: 6086

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. But it's no secret that the Christian church is broke, and does need fixing. Despite great effort, things are going badly for us. We've tried trendy and tech-savvy, entrepreneurial and coffee-house gritty. They're not helping. Our problem is deeper than that. Our problem is our instincts--instincts informed by our story. There was a time when the Christian church was a powerfully transformative presence in society. It can be again--but it will require radical rethinking of the story that informs our instincts. And it's time! It's been five hundred years since the Reformation, our last major update. Today is a pivotal moment in history. With our worldview upended by quantum physics, history is demanding we renew the Christian story for our times. Rethinking Our Story reframes the elements of the Christian narrative for the new era. It explores quantum ways of thinking about God, human nature, Jesus, salvation, and the afterlife. The future of the church and the health of our society depend on our willingness to rethink, retell, and live out a better story. We will either update our instincts and contribute to the earth's well-being--or disappear into oblivion.

Backpacking with the Saints

Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice


Author: Belden C. Lane

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199394172

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 5283

Carrying only basic camping equipment and a collection of the world's great spiritual writings, Belden C. Lane embarks on solitary spiritual treks through the Ozarks and across the American Southwest. For companions, he has only such teachers as Rumi, John of the Cross, Hildegard of Bingen, Dag Hammarskjöld, and Thomas Merton, and as he walks, he engages their writings with the natural wonders he encounters--Bell Mountain Wilderness with Søren Kierkegaard, Moonshine Hollow with Thich Nhat Hanh--demonstrating how being alone in the wild opens a rare view onto one's interior landscape, and how the saints' writings reveal the divine in nature. The discipline of backpacking, Lane shows, is a metaphor for a spiritual journey. Just as the wilderness offered revelations to the early Desert Christians, backpacking hones crucial spiritual skills: paying attention, traveling light, practicing silence, and exercising wonder. Lane engages the practice not only with a wide range of spiritual writings--Celtic, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Hindu, and Sufi Muslim--but with the fascination of other lovers of the backcountry, from John Muir and Ed Abbey to Bill Plotkin and Cheryl Strayed. In this intimate and down-to-earth narrative, backpacking is shown to be a spiritual practice that allows the discovery of God amidst the beauty and unexpected terrors of nature. Adoration, Lane suggests, is the most appropriate human response to what we cannot explain, but have nonetheless learned to love. An enchanting narrative for Christians of all denominations, Backpacking with the Saints is an inspiring exploration of how solitude, simplicity, and mindfulness are illuminated and encouraged by the discipline of backcountry wandering, and of how the wilderness itself becomes a way of knowing-an ecology of the soul.

The Greatness and Decline of the Celts


Author: Henri Hubert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136202994

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 1649

Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up-to-date findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists. This reprinted material is available as a set or in the following groupings, or as individual volumes: * Prehistory and Historical Ethnography Set of 12: 0-415-15611-4: £800.00 * Greek Civilization Set of 7: 0-415-15612-2: £450.00 * Roman Civilization Set of 6: 0-415-15613-0: £400.00 * Eastern Civilizations Set of 10: 0-415-15614-9: £650.00 * Judaeo-Christian Civilization Set of 4: 0-415-15615-7: £250.00 * European Civilization Set of 11: 0-415-15616-5: £700.00

Mary for Earth and Heaven

Papers on Mary and Ecumenism Given at International Congresses of the Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Leeds (1998) and Oxford (2000) and Conferences at Woldingham (1997) and Maynooth (2001)


Author: William McLoughlin,Jill Pinnock

Publisher: Gracewing Publishing

ISBN: 9780852445563

Category: Interdenominational cooperation

Page: 386

View: 6905

Legal Language


Author: Peter M. Tiersma

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226803036

Category: Law

Page: 314

View: 4091

This history of legal language slices through the polysyllabic thicket of legalese. The text shows to what extent legalese is simply a product of its past and demonstrates that arcane vocabulary is not an inevitable feature of our legal system.

The Rise of the Celts


Author: Henri Hubert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136202706

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 4078

Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists. This reprinted material is available as a set or in the following groupings: * Prehistory and Historical Ethnography Set of 12: 0-415-15611-4: £800.00 * Greek Civilization Set of 7: 0-415-15612-2: £450.00 * Roman Civilization Set of 6: 0-415-15613-0: £400.00 * Eastern Civilizations Set of 10: 0-415-15614-9: £650.00 * Judaeo-Christian Civilization Set of 4: 0-415-15615-7: £250.00 * European Civilization Set of 11: 0-415-15616-5: £700.00


Correspondences between the Stars and Earthly Locations


Author: Robert Powell,David Bowden

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 1584201347

Category: Science

Page: 326

View: 9342

There are many books on the sacredness and the spirituality of our Earth. Few books, however, deal with the relationship between the Earth and the cosmos, which is the central theme for the research presented in this book. Its point of departure is the one-to-one correspondence between the encircling starry heavens—the celestial sphere—and the sphere of the earthly globe. David Bowden has not only worked out the mathematics of this one-to-one correspondence, but has also written a computer program that applies it in practice. Thus, a new science has been born—Astrogeographia—concerning the one-to-one correspondence between the earthly sphere and the celestial sphere.

Women of the Celts


Author: Jean Markale

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892811502

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 315

View: 5688

Historian Markale takes us deep into a mythical world where both man and woman become whole by realizing the feminine principle in its entirety. The author explores the rich heritage of Celtic women in history, myth, and ritual, showing how these traditions compare to modern attitudes toward women.

The Wisdom of the Celts


Author: Philosophical Library

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453202110

Category: History

Page: 211

View: 9355

The ancient world of the Celts comes to life through their joyful and humorous wisdom While they left few written records, the Celts’ profound influence on Western culture can be found throughout art, literature, spirituality, and even ecology, and remains a strong presence in pop culture today. The Wisdom of the Celts offers a fascinating view into the world of the Celts: their origins, their diaspora throughout Europe and Turkey, their vibrant society, and their great respect for wisdom and an oral tradition. Drawing on folklore, legends, transcriptions, ancient Roman texts, and the literature of Ireland, Scotland, France, and Wales, this comprehensive guide brings to life the Celt ideology. Topics include heroes, King Arthur, the Otherworld, death, healing, love, nature, sexuality, freedom, spirituality, shape-shifting, animals, the role of women, family, and beauty. In addition to a selection of quotes, excerpts, and verse, this absorbing book includes a comprehensive explanation of each text, an extensive introduction, a historical timeline, and a glossary of characters and sources.

Christianity and the Celts


Author: Ted Olsen

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745951058

Category: Celtic Church

Page: 192

View: 9955

J.R.R. Tolkien observed that the word Celtic "is a magic bag, into which anything may be put, and out of which almost anything may come ... Anything is possible in the fabulous Celtic twilight, which is not so much a twilight of the gods as of the reason." But in this volume, Ted Olsen digs beneath the layers of romanticization to introduce you to the world of the Celts. Focusing on their interaction with the Christian faith, Olsen tells the stories of principal characters from Ireland and beyond. As he illuminates the missionary fervor and monastic ideals of saints such as Patrick and Columbanus, Olsen brings a distant period of history to vivid life. - Publisher.

The Quest of Three Abbots

The Golden Age of Celtic Christianity


Author: Brendan Lehane

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780940262652

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 476

This lively and original account of early Celtic Christianity provides a history of the growth and development of the Celtic church. Focusing on the biographies of Saints Brendan, Columba, and Columbanus, the author tells their stories against the background of European history. These three celebrated "wanderers for Christ" followed their destinies in different, but epoch-making, ways: Brendan to America, Columba to Iona, and Columbanus to continental Europe. As we read their stories, we come to understand the power and fascination of the Celtic Christian spirit. This absorbing account of three Celtic saints instrumental in the development of Celtic Christianity in the 5th and 6th centuries will connect the reader to deep sources of inspiration.

Tales from the Seasons

Aesthetic Adventures, Mystical Experiences and Poetic Epiphanies in Ross County (1988-1998)


Author: Montague Whitsel

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434387690

Category: Fiction

Page: 616

View: 309

Here the reader will find a story of love, its beginning, the way love grows, the heartaches of expression and separation, and the blessings of love as it becomes present in the lives of two people - expressed in this collection of poems written for my wife during 15 years of courtship, love, and marriage.

Children's Activities for the Christian Year


Author: Delia Touchton Halverson

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 0687352339

Category: Education

Page: 116

View: 2305

Children's Activities for the Christian Year by Delia Halverson offers Sunday school teachers and leaders of children's ministries practical information and activities on the cycle of the Christian church calendar. Useful, easy-to-use guidance, resources, and reproducible pages help new and veteran children's leaders interpret the meaning of the Christian year for children from preschool through elementary age. Each chapter includes: Brief information about the season/celebration, its origin, and its meaning An introduction to the symbols and colors of each season/celebration Learning activities such as art, writing, crafts, drama, stories, and music Reproducible pages including puzzles, litanies, songs, and readings Active games Worship suggestions In addition to chapters on the Christian year as a whole and Sundays (mini-Easters), the book is organized by the following seasons and holy days: Advent and Christmas Epiphany Season after Epiphany (Ordinary Time) Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Holy Week Eastertide Pentecost Season after Pentecost (Kingdomtide) Other Special Days (Trinity Sunday, Worldwide Communion Day, All Saints' Day, Thanksgiving) By combining ready-to-use advice and activities, Children's Activities for the Christian Year is destined to become an essential guide in every children's ministry resource library.

The Portugal Story

Three Centuries of Exploration and Discovery


Author: John Dos Passos

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0307787060

Category: History

Page: 424

View: 7486

This selective history of Portugal reflects the author’s fascination with his own Portuguese/Madeiran heritage. The work tracks the nation’s rise and fall as a world power, drawing from the author’s travels and archival research. “Dos Passos,” writes historian J. H. Plumb, “brings to his material a novelist’s acute eye for human character and a narrative skill that any historian might envy; and he has produced one of the most readable books on the subject that I know.”

Early Celtic Christianity


Author: Brendan Lehane

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441193189

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 2049

This lively and original account of early Celtic Christianity - which was of far greater importance in the development of Western culture than we commonly realize - is told against the background of European history of the first seven centuries A.D. It focuses on the lives of Saints Brendan, Columba, and Columbanus, who lived active and effective lives in the cause of the early Church. Brendan, one of the founding fathers of Christianity in Ireland, was known in legend as a voyager and was thought to have reached the Western Hemisphere long before the Vikings. Columba took Celtic Christianity to Scotland and helped to re-establish it in Wales and in the North and West of England. Columbanus was the great Irish missionary to continental Europe, where he and his followers helped to convert the heathen invaders from the East. When Rome, in the person of St. Augustine, Pope Gregory's apostle to the Angles, penetrated again to England, a showdown between Roman and Celtic Christianity was inevitable. The dramatic confrontation occurred at the Council of Whitby in 664. Rome, with its organization and authority, won, and Celtic Catholicism went into eclipse. But some of its influence persisted all over Europe, and it had a large share in shaping the culture that ultimately emerged from the dark ages. This book's fascination is the picture that it gives of the movements of peoples, the shaping of new countries, and the development of ideas during those too-little-known centuries.