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The Age of Bede - Chapter 2, Eddius Stephanus: Life of Wilfred Summary & Analysis

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As with Life of Cuthbert, Eddius Stephanus begins Life of Wilfredwith his dedication, which is to his Bishop, Acca, and his Abbot, Tatberht. He finds the work of producing a biography difficult but with God's help he knows he can persevere. He profits from the work mentally as well.

Chapters 1 - 9. Wilfred was born in 634 and Eddius claims that he was predestined for holiness and God's glory. He was also sanctified in the womb when a group of men saw a house catch on fire. Frantic, the men ran trying to put the fire out but the women attending Wilfred's mother giving birth came and calmed them, telling them of a light that was to shine, i.e. the child. Wilfred also chooses God when he was a boy. He always obeyed his parents and...

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