Sea-Road of the Saints

Celtic Holy Men in the Hebrides

John Marsden

Availability:
Out of print

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Follows the course of the sea-road of the early Celtic saints from Ireland to the west coast and isles of Scotland. A colourful account of the history and an invaluable guide to the contemporary island traveller.

Format:
paperback
Size:
216 x 138 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Religion & Spirituality
Extent:
226 pages
ISBN:
9780863152108
Publication date:
01 Jun 1995

Description

John Marsden follows the course of the sea-road of the early Celtic saints from Ireland to the western coast and isles of Scotland. He explores the spiritual tradition of the 'white martyrdom of exile for Christ' as it was lived out by these voyager-visionaries against the land and seascapes of the Hebrides. From Columba onwards to Ciaran, Cormac, Brendan and Ronan, those who spread Irish Christianity into Scotland left traces throughout the landscape and in the placenames which survive to this day.

The book gives not only a colourful account of the history of those times, but serves also as a guide to the island traveller on a path of exploration of this rich and ancient tradition.

Author

John Marsden is the author of a number of books on the early history of Scotland and Northumbria, including the Illustrated Life of Columba. He lives in the Western Isles.

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