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Author O'Loughlin, Thomas
Title Adomnan and the Holy Places : The Perceptions of an Insular Monk on the Locations of the Biblical Drama
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2008
©2007
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (369 pages)
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Note Cover -- Contents -- Figures -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1 ADOMNÁN: A MAN AND HIS WORK -- 1 A Man of Many Parts -- 2 The Rationale for this Book -- 3 Conclusion -- Chapter 2 A MANUAL OF SACRED TOPOGRAPHY -- 1 The Notion of Sacred Topography -- 2 Locating De locis sanctis within a Genre and a Tradition -- 3 The Notion of an Exegetical Manual -- 4 The De locis sanctis as a Manual -- 5 De locis sanctis: A Product of its Age -- Chapter 3 THE OCCASION OF DE LOCIS SANCTIS -- 1 Why did Adomnán Write on the Holy Places? -- 2 The Inspirations to Write -- 3 Aims in Writing -- 4 Arculf and Adomnán -- 5 Arculf: A Literary Device? -- 6 Reading the De locis sanctis as Adomnán's Book -- 7 Conclusion -- Chapter 4 THE SCRIPTURES ON IONA -- 1 'All scripture is inspired' -- 2 The Language of the Scriptures -- 3 The Text of the Scriptures -- 4 Adomnán's Canon of Scripture -- 5 Adomnán's Appreciation of the Scriptures -- 6 Conclusion -- Chapter 5 THE EXEGETE AT WORK -- 1 Working with Scripture -- 2 Case 1: Hebron and its Tomb -- 3 Case 2: Reconciling the Gospels -- 4 Case 3: Alexandria and the Text of Nahum -- 5 Extracting 'Principles' -- 6 Conclusion -- Chapter 6 ADOMNÁN AS A THEOLOGIAN -- 1 Appropriate Categories -- 2 Case 1: The uestigia Dei -- 3 Case 2: Christ as the Rock -- 4 Case 3: Waiting for the Resurrection -- 5 Case 4: The Gates of Hell -- 6 Assessing Adomnán as a Theologian -- Chapter 7 ADOMNÁN'S WORLD -- 1 Focus, Viewpoints and Method -- 2 Adomnán's Mental Maps 1: The World of the DLS -- 3 Adomnán's Mental Maps 2: The World of Iona -- 4 Adomnán's Mental Maps 3: The Nations -- 5 The DLS: Its Value and Limits -- Chapter 8 THE IMPACT OF THE DLS -- 1 The Blind Sieve of Time -- 2 The Routes of Adomnán's Survival -- 3 The Diffusion of Adomnán's DLS in the Mediaeval Period -- 4 Adomnán and Bede: Magister et Discipulus -- 5 Adomnán the Illustrious
6 The Afterlife of the DLS -- Chapter 9 THE DLS WITHIN IONA'S CHRISTIAN PRACTICE -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Martyria of Christ and the Saints -- 3 The DLS and the Exegesis of Scripture -- 4 The Holy Land and Relics -- 5 The Holy Places and the Liturgy on Iona -- 6 Conclusion -- Appendix 1 THE EDITION OF ADOMNÁN'S DLS -- Appendix 2 THE De SITU HIERUSOLIMAE AND EUCHERIUS -- Appendix 3 LATIN LISTS OF THE CANONICAL BOOKS COMPARED -- Appendix 4 THE APOCRYPHA ON IONA -- Appendix 5 THE PARALLELS IN THE FOUR GOSPELS UNDERLYING DLS 1,25 AS PRESENTED USING THE EUSEBIAN APPARATUS -- Appendix 6 BOOKS AVAILABLE TO ADOMNÁN ON IONA -- Appendix 7 AN EMENDATION OF THE TEXT OF GREGORY THE GREAT, DIALOGI IV,31,3 -- Appendix 8 MANUSCRIPTS OF ADOMNÁN'S DE LOCIS SANCTIS -- Appendix 9 REFERENCES TO ARCULF -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Indices -- 1. Manuscripts -- 2. Biblical -- 3. Ancient and Mediaeval Names -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W -- 4. Modern Names
Adomnan, ninth abbot of Iona, wrote his book, On Holy Places (De Locis Sanctis), in the closing years of the seventh century. It is a detailed account of the sites mentioned in the Christian scriptures, the overall topography, and the shrines that are in Palestine and Egypt at that time. It is neatly broken into three parts: Jerusalem, the surrounding areas, and then a few other places. The whole has a contemporary and lively feel; and the reader is then not surprised when Adomnan says he got his information from a 'Gallic bishop name Arculf'. Things then get interesting for the more one probes, the book the amount of information that could have been obtained from Arculf keeps diminishing, while the amount that can be shown to be a reworking of written sources increases. We then see that Adomnan's book is an attempt to compile a biblical studies manual according to the demands of Augustine (354-430) - one of which was that there had to be an empirical witness. Thus, Adomnan wrote the work and employed Arculf as a literary device. However, he produced the desired manual which remained in use until the Reformation. As a manual we can use it to study the nature of scriptural studies in the Latin world of the time, and perceptions of space, relics, pilgrimage, and Islam. While a study of how the work was used by others, transmitted, reworked (for example by the Venerable Bede) brings unique light onto the theological world of the Carolingians
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: O'Loughlin, Thomas Adomnan and the Holy Places : The Perceptions of an Insular Monk on the Locations of the Biblical Drama London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,c2008 9780567031839
Subject Adamnan, -- Saint, -- 625?-704. -- De locis sanctis.;Christian shrines -- History
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