Saints & Hagiography
BIC code: HRBQ53
See also: Christianity
- Add to BasketColumba
- Paperback - John Donald
Who was Saint Columba? How did this Irish aristocrat become the most important figure in early Scottish Christianity? This book examines the different roles played by the saint in life and death, tracing his career in Ireland and Scotland, as abbot and missionary, politician and peacemaker.
- Add to BasketThe Cult Of Saints And The Virgin Mary In Medieval Scotland
- Hardback - Boydell & Brewer
These studies of saints' cults in Scotland range from the early medieval period to the 16th century and combine major overviews with exploration of different topics from different disciplines: archaeology, literature, and history, especially political.
- Add to BasketA Passion For Justice: Social Ethics In The Celtic Tradition
- Paperback - Dunedin
This volume explores the lives of some Celtic saints and their socio-ethical praxis. From this the author identifies key Celtic socio-ethical themes and connects these with the contemporary challenge to build an ethical community, inclusive of human and ennvironmental relationships.
- Add to BasketThe Cross Of St Andrew
- Paperback - Birlinn
St Andrew, Scotland's patron saint, was reputedly crucified at Patras on a cross of X shape. This is the biography of St Andrew and the history of his most distinctive symbol. Featuring illustrations and photographs, it provides an analysis of the traditions and procedures of crucifixion at the time.
- Add to BasketSt Nynia
- Paperback - John Donald
St Nynia or Ninian is the earliest named Christian figure associated with modern Scotland. Over the years important archaeological discoveries have been made at Whithorn, his Galloway shrine. This is a study of the written record of the saint, a record which is as full, & as fascinating, as the archaeological.
- Add to BasketLife Of St Columba
- Paperback - Penguin
Columba (521-97) became a central figure in the 'Age of Saints' when he founded his famous monastery on the island of Iona. St Adomnan (circa 624-704) was Abbot of Iona, and wrote this account of St Columba's life 100 years after Columba's death.
- Add to BasketStories Of The Saints
- Paperback - Floris
This illustrated selection of tales and legends emerges from the writer's many years of teaching religion to children, taking especially into account what his young listeners have enjoyed or responded to, and all the questions they ask
- Add to BasketColumba: Pilgrim And Penitent
- Paperback - Wild Goose
Designed to tie in with the 1997 celebration marking the anniversary of his death, this book seeks to explore the life, character and achievements of Saint Columba of Iona, and to explore the relevance of his legacy to Christianity.