The Egyptian Desert In The Irish Bogs: The Byzantine Character Of Early Celtic Monasticism

The Egyptian Desert In The Irish Bogs: The Byzantine Character Of Early Celtic Monasticism
Author: Gregory Telepneff
Language English
Pages: 70
ISBN10: 0911165371
Genre: Historical
Goodreads Rating: 4.20
ISBN13: 9780911165371
Published: January 17th 2003 by Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies

Basing his arguments on monastic rules, lives of Saints, manuscript illuminations, ecclesiastical architecture, and liturgical texts, Father Gregory presents a convincing case for the Eastern origins of the distinctively Celtic form of monastic life. He uncovers many striking similarities between the world of the Desert Fathers and the now lost world of Irish Orthodox Christianity, which was so deeply permeated by the monastic ideal.