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The Continuing Tradition

John Saward

in Perfect Fools

Published in print December 1980 | ISBN: 9780192132307
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670046 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132307.003.0011
The Continuing Tradition

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This chapter surveys the continuing tradition of folly for Christ's sake, not in a fully comprehensive study but in sketches of representative figures and regions — a holy wanderer on the roads of 18th-century France and Italy, a professor in 19th-century Oxford, the fools for Christ's sake in modern Ireland.

Keywords: holy folly; holy fools; Ireland

Chapter.  6359 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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