By Iain MacDonald
The Highlander hasn't ever loved a great press, and has been frequently characterized as peripheral and barbaric compared to his Lowland neighbour, extra prone to struggling with than serving God. In Clerics and Clansmen Iain MacDonald examines how the medieval Church in Gaelic Scotland, usually considered as remoted and beside the point, persisted to operate within the face of poverty, periodic conflict, and the ambitious powers of the extended family chiefs. Focusing upon the diocese of Argyll, the examine analyses the lifetime of the bishopric, ahead of broadening to contemplate the parochial clergy – particularly origins, celibacy, schooling, and pastoral care. faraway from being superficial, it unearths a Church deeply embedded inside of its host society whereas final plugged into the mainstream of Latin Christendom.
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