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By Dr Darby Peter

ISBN-10: 1138272760

ISBN-13: 9781138272767

ISBN-10: 1409430480

ISBN-13: 9781409430483

Bede (c. 673–735) was once the prime highbrow determine of the Anglo-Saxon Church, and his writings had a profound effect at the improvement of English Christian inspiration. one of several concerns he wrote approximately, eschatology – the learn of the day of judgment and the top of time – used to be a habitual subject. while fresh learn has furthered our wisdom of this topic within the later center a while, Dr Darby's publication offers the 1st entire research of Bede's eschatological idea and its influence upon the Anglo-Saxon period.

Taking account of Bede's ideals concerning the finish of time, this publication deals subtle insights into his existence, his works and the position that eschatological concept performed in Anglo-Saxon society. shut awareness is given to the historic surroundings of every resource textual content consulted, and unique insights are complicated concerning the chronological series of Bede's writings. The ebook finds that Bede's rules approximately time replaced over the process his profession, and it exhibits how Bede validated himself because the prime specialist in eschatology of his age.

The 8 chapters of this booklet are organised into 3 major thematic teams: the realm a while framework, Bede's eschatological imaginative and prescient and Bede's eschatological standpoint. it will likely be of curiosity to these learning early medieval historical past, theology or literature in addition to someone with a selected curiosity in Bede and Anglo-Saxon England.

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