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The Anglo-Saxon World: An Anthology Chapter Summary & Analysis - Greetings in Christ, and Christian Poems Summary

Kevin Crossley-Holland
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Greetings in Christ, and Christian Poems Summary

The clergymen of medieval Britain correspond with a lot with letters and many of these letters still survive today. Some of these letters directly concern some of the authors of the above-mentioned writings. The first letter presented is "From Pope Gregory I to Candidus," and in this letter, the Pope addresses Candidus, a priest being sent to take care of financial matters in far-off Gaul. Gregory suggests that Candidus use the funds he obtains to buy clothes for those Christians who cannot afford them and to buy slaves of English origin, who can be trained in the ways of the Church. Gregory supposes that such English boys will make good missionaries to the English people, who at the time were still called Angles. The second letter, "From Boniface to Fulrad, Abbot of St. Denis," once again stresses...

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