The Age of Bede Short Essay - Answer Key

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1. What are the five texts that make up the "Age of Bede"?

The five texts that make up the "Age of Bede" are "Bede: Life of Cuthbert," "Eddius Stephanus: Life of Wilfrid," "Bede: Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow," "The Anonymous History of Abbot Ceolfrith," and "The Anonymous History of the Voyage of St. Bredan."

2. When and where does Farmer write the saints covered in "The Age of Bede" lived?

Farmer writes the saints covered in "The Age of Bede" lived in sixth or seventh century British Isles.

3. Why does Farmer consider the lives of the men profiled in "The Age of Bede" important to the Christian history of their region?

Farmer considers the lives of the men profiled in "The Age of Bede" to be important to the Christian history of the British Isles because they were innovators within monasticism and spirituality, and they are presented as heroes who fought against the devils and demons with prayer, fasting, and solitude. Their stories also show how they contributed to the construction of Christian towns and monasteries.

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