The tabernacula of Gregory the Great and the conversion of Anglo-Saxon England

@article{Spiegel2007TheTO,
  title={The tabernacula of Gregory the Great and the conversion of Anglo-Saxon England},
  author={Flora Spiegel},
  journal={Anglo-Saxon England},
  year={2007},
  volume={36},
  pages={1 - 13}
}
  • Flora Spiegel
  • Published 14 November 2007
  • History
  • Anglo-Saxon England
Abstract In a famous letter to his missionaries in England, Pope Gregory the Great suggested that the newly converted Anglo-Saxons should be encouraged to build small huts, or ‘tabernacula’, in conjunction with Christian festivals. He seems to have associated these structures with the Jewish festival of Sukkot, reflecting a missionary strategy modelled on both the biblical conversion of the Israelites and on Gregory's own proselytizing approach towards the Jews of Rome. Gregory's instructions… 

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