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Who was the Venerable Bede? What are his great accomplishments?

What was praiseworthy about Bishop Wilfred? Why did he get into so many conflicts with English Kings, the Archbishop, and so on?

What is the contrast and conflict between English and Roman Christianity in the 7th century?

What is distinctive about English Christian piety in the 7th century as opposed to Christian practices today?

What personal qualities are most prized by 7th century English monks?

What do you make of the many claims of miracles in the writings? Is there any reason to think that, Bede, for instance, seriously thought these miracles occurred? Was he lying? Why would he lie?

Describe 7th century monkish worship practices and explain how these practices connected to their conception of God.

Why do you think these biographies were written?

What do the conflicts in the first five pieces indicate about church-state...

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