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The Story of the Catholic Church in the Isle of Man

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Title:The Story of the Catholic Church in the Isle of Man
Price:GBP£25.00 (about USD$31.30)
Book ID:B009-3595
Publisher:The Birchley Hall Press, Billinge, near Wigan, Lancashire, 1958
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Near Fine Condition
Dust Jacket:Very Good
The Birchley Hall Press, 1958, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition

map end-papers; There are few places in the British Isles that bear so many vestiges of ancient faith as the Isle of Man, yet the whole history of the Church in the Isle has probably never been told before. The author suggests that it is helpful to visualise Manx history since the beginning of the Christian era as falling into five periods of, roughly, 400 years each. The first period (A. D. 1-400) represents the age of Celtic paganism; the second (A. D.400-800) the age of Celtic Christianity; the third (A. D.800.-1260) covers the era of Scandinavian domination; the fourth period (A. D.1260-1660) includes the late Middle Ages under Scottish and English rule, culminating in those great upheavals of Church and State which are called the Reformation and the Great Rebellion; and, finally, from 1660 to our own day, the period of subsidence and resettlement. In broad outline the ecclesiastical history follows the same divisions. Father Dempsey has set his story against the larger tapestry of European history so that the reader, by catching sight of some familiar feature in the background, may discern more easily the pattern of events. The faithful of this once "Holy Isle" may derive great pleasure and interest in reading of their ancient heritage. The reader who knows the Isle as a beauty spot and as a most delightful resort will find added enjoyment when crossing the sea and spending a holiday there. The student of history will welcome this work which makes a valuable contribution to the historical records of the British Isles. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 186 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. in archive acetate film protection. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Gilt titles spine. red cloth; illustrated by b/w. photo's. & a plan of Keill (retreat cells for Manx hermits) sites. Includes appendices, bibliography & index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Religion & Theology; Isle of Man; Christianity; History; Genealogy & Local History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3595.
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