Seon Carsuel

(c. 1522—1572) bishop of the Isles

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(?1525–1572), devotional writer. Born near Oban in Argyle, he was educated at St Andrews University and took holy orders c.1550. When the Scottish Church reformed in the 1560s Carsuel became a superintendent of the Argyle region. His Foirm na nUrrnuidheadh (Edinburgh, 1567) is the first printed book in Gaelic. It is a translation of the Book of Common Order (1562) of the reformed Scottish Presbyterian Church, itself based upon John Knox's Form of Prayers (Geneva, 1556).

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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