How Christian Was Early Medieval Ireland? Analytical Essay by Top Papers

How Christian Was Early Medieval Ireland?
A look at Christianity in Ireland in the early Middle Ages.
# 141963 | 2,500 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (Religion) , Religion and Theology (Christianity)

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This paper addresses the convergence of textual and archaeological studies accounting for the early Middle Ages in Ireland and Christian conversions after the early 5th century.

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"The arrival of Christianity in Ireland c. 400 AD transformed a society that, at the same time, seems bound to retain pagan features for reasons discussed in this paper. Whereas summaries of the island's cultural history can give an impression of instantaneous conversion, one sees from sources of the time that this was not quite the case. It is likely that some elements of pagan belief and worldview proved tenacious, fitted into a nearly `national' Irish Catholic culture over time. In the course of..."

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