Prophecy and Kingship in Adomnán's 'Life of Saint Columba'
Author: Enright, Michael J.
Title: Prophecy and Kingship in Adomnán's 'Life of Saint Columba'.
Publisher: Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2013. 8vo. 202 p. The dust-jacket is in a protective jacket. Notes with references. Bibliography: (p. 189-200) As new in As new dust-jacket. Hardcover. First Edition. ISBN: 9781846823824.
Publisher's Synopsis: This text offers a new interpretation of Adomnán's 'Life of Saint Columba', a crucial source for the study of early Irish and north British history. Whereas previous scholars have assumed that this vita was that of a fairly typical Irish saint, Enright shows that Adomnán intended to portray Columba as an authentic Old Testament-style prophet, one superior to any other leader because he had been divinely chosen and commissioned to impose God's will on the British Isles.