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Celtic Church
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[German Version]

The relationships between Rome and the churches in the Celtic-speaking lands (Ireland, Britain, Brittany, Isle of Man) were institutionally regularized in the 12th century. Ever since the introduction of Christianity in those regions, there had been mutual influences between the church and the secular societies. These, however, were so diverse that it is impossible to speak of a homogeneous organized religion. Also in the early Middle Ages, Western Europe did not have a homogeneous Church gov…

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Richter, Michael, “Celtic Church”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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