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Trinity College Dublin: Colomb cille caindlech: The Interaction of History and Memory in Creating the Festival of Columba
June 9, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+1
Columcille in Context: Theologians and Historians in Conversation to Commemorate the 15th Centenary of the Birth of Saint Columba of Iona
Professor Thomas O’Loughlin
Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology, University of Nottingham
Colomb cille caindlech: The Interaction of History and Memory in Creating the Festival of Columba
The feast-day, dies natalis, of any saint is a central element of the cult. How, once it has been established, does the cycle of community commemoration contribute to the reputation for holiness, and form a basis for the growth of the hagiographical dossier in the calendar, martyrology, and vita?
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