Bede | Critical Essay by Benedicta Ward

This literature criticism consists of approximately 11 pages of analysis & critique of Bede.
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Critical Essay by Benedicta Ward

SOURCE: Benedicta Ward, "Miracles and History: A Reconsideration of the Miracle Stories Used by Bede," in Famulus Christi: Essays in Commemoration of the Thirteenth Centenary of the Birth of the Venerable Bede, edited by Gerald Bonner, SPCK, 1976, pp. 70-6.

In the following essay, Ward addresses Bede's miracle stories and argues that, for Bede, the emphasis was on the significance of the miracle, not the miracle itself

There is still a question mark against that part of the material in Bede's writings that concerns miracles. This has caused them to be either ignored by historians or treated to a cautious defusing so that they become safe to handle; at best they are considered as primitive survivals of white magic1 or as a different kind of truth.2 In Mr Colgrave's introduction to his edition of the Ecclesiastical History3 he expresses the doubts...

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