Bede's "In Ezram et Neemiam" and the Reform of the Northumbrian Church

@article{DeGregorio2004BedesE,
  title={Bede's "In Ezram et Neemiam" and the Reform of the Northumbrian Church},
  author={S. DeGregorio},
  journal={Speculum},
  year={2004},
  volume={79},
  pages={1 - 25}
}
Recent study of the historical and hagiographical work of the Venerable Bede has taught us much about that work by attempting to understand the immediate and local circumstances that gave rise to it. It has become clear that the Historia ec clesiastica and the prose Vita S. Cuthberti are works of advocacy, concerned above all with reforming a decaying Northumbrian present, and that, because of this, they must be returned to the specific local circumstances of their genesis, not read sub specie… Expand
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