This fresh and original introduction to Celtic spirituality begins by questioning the very notion of a distinctively "Celtic" tradition. Brilliantly re-examining the original sources, O'Loughlin argues that there is one over-arching theme that gives the Celtic approaches unity--the idea of being "on the edge," both culturally and geographically.
"A valuable antidoe to the wishful thinking and misconceptions that bedevil much recent writing about the Celtic tradition . . . . O'Loughlin incisively and eloquently explores the witness of early Christian Ireland, especially for what it reveals about spirituality today."--Richard Woods, OP