Who Was Saint Patrick? (2020)

Who Was Saint Patrick? Edward Arthur Thompson Who Was Saint Patrick Everyone knows of St Patrick but what do we know about him Simply that it was he who converted the Irish to Christianity The strange fact is that for two hundred years or so after his death although
  • Title: Who Was Saint Patrick?
  • Author: Edward Arthur Thompson
  • ISBN: 9780851157177
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Paperback
Who Was Saint Patrick? Edward Arthur Thompson Everyone knows of St Patrick, but what do we know about him Simply that it was he who converted the Irish to Christianity The strange fact is that for two hundred years or so after his death, although his name was remembered with respect, everything else about him was forgotten E.A Thompson pieces together the story of his life, drawing his evidence from the only realEveryone knows of St Patrick, but what do we know about him Simply that it was he who converted the Irish to Christianity The strange fact is that for two hundred years or so after his death, although his name was remembered with respect, everything else about him was forgotten E.A Thompson pieces together the story of his life, drawing his evidence from the only real clues that exist, Patrick s own writings, not from the later Lives He reveals him as coming from a well to do nominally Christian family in Britain, being captured by Irish raiders and forced into slavery in Co Mayo, converting to a most earnest Christianity, and eventually escaping from Ireland to the fulfillment of his calling As a bishop, he is shown to have been a man of profound originality, and his writings his Confession and his Letter to Coroticus further display his character It is no surprise that a host of legends became attached to his name, and the biography is completed with a look at some of those early legends Preface to paperback edition by COLMAN ETCHINGHAM, Maynooth.E.A THOMPSON was Professor of Classics at Nottingham University.
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One thought on “Who Was Saint Patrick?

  1. Cheryl

    This was a short book in terms of the number of pages it included, but my goodness was this a tough read At first I didn t mind paragraphs of questions being posed multiple questions one after another , but after a while, that becomes very boring and not informative at all It s also repetitive I kept thinking, didn t he say this already , go back a handful of pages and yep, there it is In the end, I guess it was very informative if only to say almost everything we know about Patrick is nothing r [...]

  2. Stan Fleetwood

    Amazing how little we know about him What we mostly think we know e.g that he brought Christianity to Ireland, he rid the country of snakes, he used the shamrock to illustrate the Trinity turn out to be no than later invented mythology.

  3. Johnny

    Having never been one for hagiology, it is amazing that Who Was Saint Patrick ended up on my shelf Although this book is a study of the 5th century saint missionary to the Irish, it doesn t fit the miraculous and speculative accounts usually associated with the hagiographic literature Who Was Saint Patrick is informative, although often reductive, history which uses a careful methodological approach The textual approach to Patrick s Confessio aka The Confession of Saint Patrick and his Epistle t [...]

  4. Chris

    This is a very critical and scholarly look at the life of St patrick Beware the casual reader it may be quite dull.

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