By Douglas Dales,Rowan Williams

Scholar, ecclesiastic, instructor and poet of the 8th century, Alcuin will be visible as a real hidden saint of the Church, of an identical stature and importance as his predecessor Bede. His love of God and his snatch of Christian theology have been rendered unique of their inventive influence by way of his presents as a instructor and poet. In his arms, the very conventional theology that he inherited, and to which he felt sure, took new wings. In that recognize, he needs to rank as the most extraordinary and influential of Anglo-Saxon Christians, uniting English and continental Christianity in a different demeanour, which left a long-lasting legacy in the Catholic Church of Western Europe. This booklet is meant for the overall reader in addition to for these learning, instructing or gaining knowledge of this era of early medieval heritage and theology in colleges and universities.

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