The ancient Irish church

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THE


ANCIENT IRISH CHURCH




JOHN HEALY, LL.D.

Rector of Kells



London
THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY

56, Paternoster Row; 65, St. Paul's Churchyard
and 164, Piccadilly

1892



Butler & Tanner,
The Selwood Printing Works,
Frome, and London.



CONTENTS.
page
Introduction 7
CHAPTER I.
Early Christianity 11
CHAPTER II.
The Arrival of Saint Patrick 17
CHAPTER III.
Missionary Labours of Saint Patrick 26
CHAPTER IV.
Character of the Ancient Irish Church 38
CHAPTER V.
Saint Columba 52
CHAPTER VI.
Saint Columbanus 70
CHAPTER VII.
Ascetics and Anchorites 82
CHAPTER VIII.
The Ministry of Women 89
CHAPTER IX.
Church Officers Peculiar to Ireland 99
CHAPTER X.
Saint Augustine of Canterbury and the Irish Church 109
CHAPTER XI.
Points of Difference between Ireland and Rome 115
CHAPTER XII.
Conclusion of the Easter Controversy 126
CHAPTER XIII.
The Eighth Century 130
CHAPTER XIV.
The Danish Invasions 141
CHAPTER XV.
Influence of the Danish Invasions on the Church 148
CHAPTER XVI.
Conversion of the Danes 156
CHAPTER XVII.
Rise and Progress of the Romish Party 162
CHAPTER XVIII.
The Synod of Kells 176
CHAPTER XIX.
The Anglo-Norman Invasion 181
CHAPTER XX.
Conclusion 187
(not individually listed)


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