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87. 94 J. A. Duke, The Columban Church, p. 59. 95 Ibid. 96 Cathcart, The Ancient British and Irish Churches, p. 185. 97 L. Menzies, Saint Columba of Iona, pp. 170-77. But why did he leave his work in Ireland, which included planting monasteries (Durrow and Derry among others), for an evangelistic and educational mission to northern Britain? Several traditions, sometimes with conflicting strains within them, are propounded by biographers of the monk. It is possible that he decided to move to Britain simply because he wanted to go on a "pilgrimage for Christ," as explained his ardent admirer, Adainnan.

12:1-4). In fact, he declared, "I thank God that I speak in tongues more than you all" (I Cor. 14:18), and told of a time "fourteen years ago" when lie had been "caught up into Paradise" and given an "abundance of revelations" (II Cor. ). Such assertions were not manufactured, for Paul was a true ecstatic. But he mentioned these experiences here only to gain a hearing for his main thesis that spiritual gifts are given by the Spirit "who apportions to each one individually as lie wills" and "for the common good" (I Cor.

It was Columba's purpose to brighten at least his corner of the Bristish Isles with the light of Christian culture and witness. "90 We shall here analyze Columba's contributions as a religious educator at Iona. Untangling historical realities from legends is a major difficulty for the historian interested in Columba's life. Furthermore, the paucity of primary data is troubling. The historian has recourse to only a limited number of sources: a few of Columba's extant works, Adamnan's Life of St.

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