St Patrick and the Cult of Saints

Patrick is the great Saint of the Irish, credited with the conversion of the Pagan Irish to Roman Christianity. Consider the man, the life, his reputed writings, and the times for a view into Early Medieval Ireland.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Clare Stancliffe, “Patrick [St Patrick, Pádraig] (fl. 5th cent.), patron saint of Ireland”, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edition, 2004.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Explore the life and times of St Patrick, Ireland’s national saint
  2. Examine Early Irish History through a focus one its principal personalities
  3. Introduce students to the materials and methods of Early Christian History
  4. Explore beliefs and impulses in European religion and ethnicity
  5. Discover how societies construct cultural icons
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