Celtic Wisdom : Timeless wisdom in poetry and prose

Author(s): Gerald Benedict

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Spanning from the earliest texts of antiquity to the vivid storytelling of the Celtic Christian period and beyond, this is an inspiring selection of poetry and prose.


While the earliest material captures the beliefs and practices of a vibrant natural religion, we see how these were later incorporated into a unique form of Christianity, one that sadly died out in the late 7th century. Other highlights include works of the Celtic Twilight. Celtic Wisdom offers a unique blend of pagan and Christian insight that is as relevant today as in ancient times.

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Gerald Benedict graduated in Divinity from the University of London, and has a postgraduate diploma from the School of Ecumenical Studies, University of Geneva, and a PhD from the Open University. His main academic interest is comparative religious philosophy, and after teaching religious studies and philosophy in colleges and universities in Britain, he moved to France. He is the author of the Watkins Dictionary of Religions and Secular Faiths, he has won awards for a novel, several short stories, and radio drama for the BBC World Service.

General Fields

  • : 9781905857739
  • : Watkins Publishing
  • : Watkins Publishing
  • : November 2008
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Other book format
  • : 299.16
  • : 192
  • : Gerald Benedict