Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People: An Introduction and Selection

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Ecclesiastical History of the English People by Bede is a key work for historians, church historians and intelligent lay readers. Here is the perfect introduction.

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Rowan Williams is Archbishop of Canterbury. He was formerly Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Oxford and Archbishop of Wales. Sister Benedicta Ward is a member of the Community of the Sisters of the Love of God. She is Reader in the History of Christian Spirituality at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Harris Manchester College.

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This modest (in the best sense) volume achieves admirably and precisely what it sets out to do: to give an integrated introduction to Bede's History. Lucid and attractive (because it is highly readable), this is an excellent short lead-in to later study of the work as a whole. -- Brian Murdoch, University of Stirling, UK * Literature and Theology *

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