Celtic Christianity

MacMullen, Ramsey
Paganism and Christianity, 100-425 C.E. : A Sourcebook
Fortress Pr Nov 1992 Pages: 296
Price: 18
ISBN: 0800626478

Joyce, Timothy J
Celtic Christianity : A Sacred Tradition, a Vision of Hope
Orbis Books March 1998 Pages: 192
Price: 11.20
ISBN: 1570751765 

MacMullen, Ramsey
Christianity and Paganism in the Fourth to Eighth Centuries
Yale Univ Pr Nov 1997 Pages: 272
Price: 30
ISBN: 0300071485
The book jacket states: "...pagan practices persisted in the Christian church for hundreds of years after Constantine proclaimed Christianity the one official religion of Rome...the two religious systems were both vital during an interactive period that lasted far longer than historians have previously believed... pagan beliefs were not eclipsed or displaced by Christianity but persisted or were transformed...This fascinating book also includes new material on the Christian persecution of pagans over the centuries...the stubbornness of pagan resistance; the difficulty of satisfying the demands and expectations of new converts; and the degree of assimilation of Christianity to paganism."

Walsch Neale Donald
Conversations with God: An Uncommon dialogue Vol 1
Conversations with God: An Uncommon dialogue Vol 2
Conversations with God: An Uncommon dialogue Vol 3
Putnam Pub Group, 1996, 1997, 1998
$13.97, $13.97, $16.07
ISBN: 0399142789, 1571740562, 1571741038
Reviews Amazon.com In keeping with the first two books in this trilogy, Conversations With God, Book 3 continues to clarify the muddy waters of our spiritual existence, but moves from individual and global issues to "universal truths," which apply to all levels of existence from the microscopic to the macrocosmic. It is difficult to criticize God, but if he is as pleasant as he presents himself in Walsch's books, then he won't mind the paltry mention of a structural problem. A hefty portion of Conversations With God, Book 3 backtracks to topics that were well covered in Book 1, and while a certain amount of recap is good to build on, Walsch's repeated return to these earlier conversations gets a bit frustrating for the reader who is familiar with the earlier books. Minor blemishes aside, Conversations With God, Book 3 explores some of the most fantastic subjects that people are prone to ponder under starry evening skies: What happens when we die? What is time? Are we alone in the universe? Walsch's dialogue with the creator puts these and other imponderables into comprehendible terms. If these revelations are true, and it is ultimately up to us to know them as truths or not, then the universe is a very intriguing place, and we haven't come close to realizing our potential in understanding it. However, the great thing Conversations With God, Book 3 makes clear is that we can understand the universe if we so choose. --Brian Patterson