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Unformatted text preview: • Celtic Christians did not consider nature in any way hostile or alien to their spiritual concept, perhaps because they had retained animism and anitism so much longer than people around the Mediterranean had) • Irish Catholics want to reclaim animism a bit • Celtic Fire tradition, main sources: the Celtic druid religion -> holders of powerful secret knowledge, learned people (transition to acceptance of Christianity was very tranquil), debates between druids and evangelists. Early Christians and druids weren’t very different. • Druids recognized familiar philosophies, Christians interested in Druid traditions as well • Traveling religious teachers called ‘Filed’, they traveled to teach people what they thought were important aspects of belief...
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2008 for the course ANT 342 taught by Professor Lloyd during the Spring '08 term at Wisc La Crosse.
- Spring '08