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    The Holy Well as a Window onto Irish Life—Pre-Christian, Christian, and Post-Christian

    Rosemann, Philipp W. (2020) The Holy Well as a Window onto Irish Life—Pre-Christian, Christian, and Post-Christian. The Furrow, 71 (3 & 4). pp. 131-136. ISSN 0016-3120

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    This is the revised version of a lecture delivered at Castlecoote House, Co. Roscommon, on November 21, 2019, as part of a series on ‘Contemporary Challenges to Faith and Politics’. It offers a quick overview of the historical development of holy wells in Ireland since pre-Christian times, followed by philosophical and theological reflections on their meaning and significance. The article closes with some thoughts on holy wells in the contemporary context.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: holy well; popular religion; Irish religious history;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Philosophy
    Item ID: 12743
    Depositing User: Philipp W. Rosemann
    Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2020 10:50
    Journal or Publication Title: The Furrow
    Publisher: St. Patrick's College, Maynooth
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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