Re: [albanach] Scottish Catholicism 16th Century
- "Sharon L. Krossa" wrote:
> I'm not sure that this is really going to say very much aboutSure it will. Because even if the particular saint came from an earlier
> character of the Scottish church prior to the Reformation --
> especially given that the saints date to a much earlier period. In
> fact, most of them date to before Scotland came into line with the
> Roman church!
period than you may be interested in, his or her biography may have been
written at a later date, and it would have been read for centuries
beyond that. Churches would be built and dedicated to these saints, and
their cult would prosper and grow, and inspire many devotions. If you
want to learn about the Church in Scotland, look at the saints that it
produced, and look at what other people were saying about them. In my
opinion, if you want to get a good idea of the "character" of the
Scottish Church, this is the best route to go.
Even if you want to learn about the state of the Church in 1500, you
have to have as your background the history of the Church in 1400, 1300,
1200, and so on, to even begin to make sense of it. So a good grounding
in the historical background is a must.
Thanks for the Innes Review reference. Do they have a web page or an
address for more info?
- I wrote:
> Thanks for the Innes Review reference. Do they have a web page or anShould have just done a web search first. A quick google search gave me
> address for more info?