Beyond empire II: Christianities of the Celtic peoples

  title={Beyond empire II: Christianities of the Celtic peoples},
  author={Thomas Charles-Edwards},
The inheritance For this chapter, the Celtic peoples are those which still, in 600 CE, spoke a Celtic language. The continental Celts of antiquity are thus excluded, leaving only the Britons, who inherited their Christianity from Roman Britain, the Irish, who received theirs mainly from the Britons in the fifth and early sixth centuries, and the Picts. By 600 the initial constructive phase of Irish Christianity was over. It was three years since Columba died on Iona; Columbanus had already left… 


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