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Adomnan and the Holy Places

Adomnan and the Holy Places
 

Adomnan, ninth abbot of Iona, wrote his book, On The Holy Places , in the closing years of the seventh century. This work shows how Adomnan's work can be used to study the nature of scriptural studies in the Latin world of the time, and perceptions of space, relics, pilgrimage, a... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780567031839
Published 1 November 2007 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
Author(s) By O'Loughlin, Professor Thomas
Series T & T Clark Theology
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ISBN-13 9780567031839
ISBN-10 0567031837
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint T.& T.Clark Ltd
Publication Date 1 November 2007
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By O'Loughlin, Professor Thomas
Series T & T Clark Theology
Category Theology
Number of Pages 370
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 695g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Adamnan, Christian shrines - History, Adamnan
NBS Text Religion: Comparative, General & Reference
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 263.04209
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Adomnan, ninth abbot of Iona, wrote his book, On The Holy Places , in the closing years of the seventh century. It is a detailed account of the sites mentioned in the Christian scriptures, the overall topography, and the shrines that are in Palestine and Egypt at that time. It is neatly broken into three parts: Jerusalem, the surrounding areas, and then a few other places. Adomnan's book is an attempt to compile a biblical studies manual according to the demands of Augustine (354-430) - one of which was that there had to be an empirical withness. Adomnan wrote the work and employed Arculf as a literary device. However, he produced the desired manual which remained in use until the Reformation.Thomas O'Loughlin shows how Adomnan's work can be used to study the nature of scriptural studies in the Latin world of the time, and perceptions of space, relics, pilgrimage, and Islam. While a study of how the work was used by others, transmitted, reworked (for example by the Venerable Bede) brings unique light onto the theological world of the Carolingians.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review it is careful and thorough and will be a useful eye-opener to modern readers of the Bible who are newcomers to this crucial period of rescue and retrieval of late antique and early Christian learning, taking place at the further edges of Europe, with almost empty libraries. Above all, it strives with fair success to take the reader inside the intellectual and spiritual realities of the lives of the monks Adomnan expected to read this book and profit from it in their religious life ANVIL Vol.25 No.2 2008--,

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Author's Bio

Thomas O'Loughlin is professor of historical theology in the University of Wales, Lampeter, UK. His research has focussed on the theology of the early medieval period, and on the works of insular writers in particular.

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