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Jun 1, 2010 - In search of Bede

I'm falling behind on this blog business! Leaving Norwich on Tuesday I headed north in pursuit of more important people in the story of British Christian spirituality. Earlier than Julian by several centuries, the lives of these saints were chronicled by England's first historian of substance: "the Venerable Bede" (673-735). His writing also shows an extensive knowledge of theology and science. All this from a guy who lived nearly all his life in Jarrow (near Newcastle-on-Tyne) and never travelled much further from there in his lifetime...

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