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Whitby, Wilfrid, and church-state antagonism in early medieval Britain.

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dc.contributor.advisor McDaniel, Charles A.
dc.contributor.author Woods, Vance E.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Institute of Church-State Studies. en
dc.date.copyright 2009-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/5332
dc.description.abstract In 664, adherents of the Dionysian and Celtic-84 Easter tables gathered at the Northumbrian abbey of Whitby to debate the proper calculation of Easter. The decision to adopt the former, with its connections to the papacy, has led many to frame this encounter in terms of Roman religious imperialism and to posit a break between the ecclesiastical culture of Northumbria prior to the Synod of Whitby and afterward. This study will propose a different interpretation of the change that took place in the Northumbrian Church after 664. Rather than focusing solely on matters of religion, this project will seek also to demonstrate Whitby’s political implications. Instead of the end of alienation between the Celtic Church and the balance of Christendom, the Synod of Whitby will be identified, in the person of its main protagonist Wilfrid, as the beginning of alienation between the Northumbrian state and the hierarchy of the Church. en
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dc.subject Synod of Whitby (664) en
dc.subject Wilfrid, Saint, Archbishop of York, 634-709 en
dc.subject Church calendar --- England --- Northumbria (Region) en
dc.subject Easter. en
dc.subject Church and state --- England --- Northumbria (Region) en
dc.subject Celtic church -- History -- 7th century. en
dc.subject Northumbria (England : Region) -- Church history. en
dc.subject Great Britain -- Church history -- 449-1066. en
dc.title Whitby, Wilfrid, and church-state antagonism in early medieval Britain. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.A. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department Church and State. en


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