Bede 'the Venerable,' English theologian and historian, was once born in 672 or 673 CE within the territory of the only monastery at Wearmouth and Jarrow. He used to be ordained deacon (691–2) and priest (702–3) of the monastery, the place his complete lifestyles was once spent in devotion, choral making a song, examine, educating, dialogue, and writing. in addition to Latin he knew Greek and doubtless Hebrew.
Bede's theological works have been mainly commentaries, in most cases allegorical in procedure, established with acknowledgment on Jerome, Augustine, Ambrose, Gregory, and others, yet bearing his personal character. In one other classification have been works on grammar and one on common phenomena; exact curiosity within the vexed query of Easter led him to put in writing in regards to the calendar and chronology. yet his such a lot well-liked construction is his Ecclesiastical historical past of the English Nation. the following a transparent and straightforward sort united with descriptive powers to provide a sublime paintings, and the evidence diligently gathered from sturdy resources make it a helpful account. old are also his Lives of the Abbots of his monastery, the fewer profitable money owed (in verse and prose) of Cuthbert, and the Letter (November 734) to Egbert his student, so vital for our wisdom in regards to the Church in Northumbria.
The Loeb Classical Library version of Bede's old works is in volumes.
Read or Download Bede: Ecclesiastical History, Books IV-V. Lives of the Abbots. Letter to Egbert. (Loeb Classical Library No. 248) (Volume II) PDF
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