Irish Litanies

January 1925
176 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
Henry Bradshaw Society
ISBN: 9781870252027
Format: Hardback
Henry Bradshaw Society
BIC HRAX
BISAC REL033000

Irish Litanies

Edited by Charles Plummer

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Hardback
9781870252027
$60.00
Editions of thirteen litanies, a characteristic form of Irish early medieval private prayer. English translations on facing pages, historical commentary, and full indices of Irish saints and shrines.
During the early middle ages, the devotional practices of the Irishchurch were distinctive in many ways. Irish private prayer took theform of lengthy strings of intensely-worded petitions to God and hissaints, asking protection for all parts of the sinner's soul and body,against all kinds of sin, all detailed in lengthy and iterative catalogues. The Irish texts are accompanied by English translations on facing pages, historical commentary, and full indices of Irish saints and shrines.
Irish Litanies was first published in 1925.

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