Title

Disputing Columbanus’s Heritage: The Regula cuiusdam patris (with a Translation of the Rule)

ORCID

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2610-2043

Document Type

Article

Date

2018

Keywords

Columbanus, Monastic Rules, Early Middle Ages, Irish Monasticism

Language

English

Funder

Syracuse University, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Disciplines

Christianity | European History | History | History of Christianity | History of Religion | Medieval History | Medieval Studies | Other Classics

Description/Abstract

This article analyzes the 7th-century Regula cuiusdam patris, a monastic Rule produced shortly after the death of the Irish monastic founder Columbanus (d. 615). It is, as I argue, a strong voice of dissent in the struggle who could claim Columbanus' legacy. The author develops a concept of monastic life and a theological program that is vastly different from the monastic ideal proposed in Jonas of Bobbio's Life of Columbanus. It shows similarity to the viewpoints ascribed to Agrestius who had launched a rebellion against Columbanus' successor Eusthasius of Luxeuil. The Rule may have been written by Agrestius himself or one of his followers.
The article provides the first English translation of the Regula cuiusdam patris.

ISBN

9780190857967

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