Original Research - Special Collection: Studies on the Bible, spirituality and mysticism

Celtic spirituality and the environment

Graham Duncan
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 71, No 1 | a2835 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v71i1.2835 | © 2015 Graham Duncan | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 October 2014 | Published: 23 October 2015

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Graham Duncan, Department of Church History and Church Polity, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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Abstract

Celtic spirituality has a long and distinguished ancestry with its origins in pre-Christian times. It was inculturated amongst peoples in the far west of Europe, particularly in Ireland, Scotland and the north and south west of England. It was different from Roman Christianity in distinct ways until the mid-7th century CE when Roman Christianity became the norm in Britain. It has experienced various revivals during the history of Christianity, with two contemporary expressions in New Age spirituality and Christian spirituality. From its inception, it has been closely linked to the environment.

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