The Celtic Way of Prayer

The Recovery of the Religious Imagination
Product Number: EB00160123
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307553478
Publisher: Image
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Description

Esther de Waal, one of Celtic Christianity's preeminent scholars, shows how this tradition of worship draws on both the pre-Christian past and on the fullness of the Gospel. It is also an enlightening glimpse at the history, folklore, and liturgy of the Celtic people. Esther de Waal introduces readers to monastic prayer and praise (the foundation stone of Celtic Christianity), early Irish litanies, medieval Welsh praise poems, and the wealth of blessings derived from an oral tradition that made prayer a part of daily life. Through this invigorating book, readers enter a world in which ritual and rhythm, nature and seasons, images and symbols play an essential role. A welcome contrast to modern worship, Celtic prayer is liberating and, like a living spring, forever fresh. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author(s): Esther De Waal
Original Publish Date: Nov 25, 2009

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