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The Anglo-Saxon World: An Anthology Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Kingdom of God Summary

Kevin Crossley-Holland
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The Kingdom of God Summary

The section titled "The Kingdom of God" contains several historical church documents detailing some of the spread of Christianity into what is now Great Britain. The first piece, "King Edwin's Council," starts right after the missionary Paulinus has introduced the Gospel of Christianity to Edwin, the king of Northumbria. Before this point, Edwin's people are still practicing the pagan religions of their forefathers, worshiping a pantheon of gods, mostly related to the Norse gods. Edwin is intrigued by Christianity and he holds a council of his closest advisors so that he can find out what they think about the issue. Coifi, Edwin's pagan High Priest, points out to Edwin that if their gods were able to make any difference, surely they would have taken better care of Coifi himself, since he is their foremost devotee. Another councilor compares the experience of...

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