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Christ the Golden-Blossom: A Treasury of Anglo-Saxon Prayer

Author(s):   Douglas Dales
Publisher:   Paulist Press (2001)
Format:   Hardcover
Copies:   1 copy available
Product Info:   Book Description

Exquisite imagery and lightly-worn theological learning characterize these prayers and readings from a golden era of the church in Britain. Many are translated for the first time, enabling us to join our voices with Augustine, Alcuin, Dunstan, Bede, Cuthbert, Aidan, Hilda and others whose influence on church and society lives on.

It was a period of extraordinary artistic achievement and contemporary illustrations appear throughout. Arranged around the Christian year, commemorating the major seasons of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter and Pentecost and principal saints’ days, this is a book to enrich private devotion and public worship.

Concise biographies of the saintly men and women of the Anglo-Saxon era complete a vivid picture of the way English-speaking Christians prayed a thousand years ago.

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About the Author
Douglas Dales is Chaplain and Head of Religious Studies at Marlborough College, Wiltshire. He has written a number of books on Anglo-Saxon Christianity including Called to be Angels in the Rhythm of Life series, and the best-selling This is My Faith: A Personal Confirmation Guide.