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The Age of Bede - Study Guide Chapter 1, Bede, Life of Cuthbert Summary & Analysis

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The Life of Cuthbert contains 46 short chapters. Bede begins with the customary preface, which in this case is written to Bishop Eadfrid and the monks at Lindisfarne. Bede notes that the Life has been revised by Priest Herefrith; Bede has tried to avoid ambiguity. The book was finished with God's help and his fellow monks approved.

Chapters 1 - 7. Bede's history begins with the life and miracles of Cuthbert in his youth. Cuthbert suffered in his youth, embracing the hermit's life and spending time in solitude later in life. As a youth, however, he loved games and pranks. One day while playing games, a three year-old child came and chastised him from indulging in games when God had a plan for his life. Cuthbert then gave up games. Also as a child, Cuthbert was made lame by a...

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