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The Church in Anglo-Saxon England

  • Date Published: April 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521109048


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  • It is likely that the gospel was brought to Britain in Roman times by merchants and soldiers from Gaul. The author offers a details and balanced history of the events of these years. While his main theme is the conversion of the English to the Christian faith, his account is not narrowly ecclesiastical: he is concerned as much with the notable personalities and cultural achievements as with the fluctuating fortunes of the Church itself, the growth of its institutions and the work of its missions. The sixteen plates, including some illustrations seldom or never previously reproduced, give rich evidence of Anglo-Saxon taste and skill. there are six maps, an extensive bibliography, and full notes and references. No history of the Old English Church of a comparable size and scope has appeared in this century; and since Mr Godfrey's approach is both informed and uncomplicated, his book will be equally enjoyed by the scholar and the general reader.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521109048
    • length: 560 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.81kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Pre-Christian religion in Roman Britain
    2. Christianity in Roman and sub-Roman Britain
    3. Christianity amongst the Celts
    4. The heathen Anglo-Saxons
    5. The mission of St Augustine
    6. Further stages in the Roman mission
    7. The Celtic mission to England
    8. The triumph of Rome
    9. Theodore and Wilfred
    10. Monks and nuns in early England
    11. Architecture and art in pre-Danish England
    12. Christian poetry in Anglo-Saxon England
    13. Scholarship and learning in Early England
    14. The Anglo-Saxon mission to the continent (I)
    15. The Anglo-Saxon mission to the continent (II)
    16. The eighth century: councils and reform
    17. The Dames and King Alfred
    18. The monastic revival
    19. The origin and development of the parochial system
    20. Homilists and writers
    21. English contributions to the conversion of Scandinavia
    22. Architecture and art: the later stages
    23. The closing stages
    24. The primacy of Lanfranc

  • Author

    John Godfrey

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