Richard Whiting, Abbot of Glastonbury, was executed on false charges to justify the seizure of monastic assets by the commissioners of Henry the Eighth.
Abbot and scholar-gardener Strabo had his hortulus, his little garden, which he lovingly tended while at an island monastery. He even idealized the garden in a poem.
There were several thinkers, including Pelagius, whose views of original sin were extant in the early church, though only Augustine’s view has dominated.
Celtic Christianity was profoundly aware of God’s presence in nature. A distinct strand in Christianity, Celtic spirituality developed in a society appreciative of cultural inspiration from the Mediterranean world, but determined to cling onto what was good in its Druid heritage. From Christianity it drew the story of Christ; from Druidry it inherited a love […]
Clement of Alexandria was an insightful but under-rated, Christian thinker from the intellectual powerhouse of third century Alexandria.