Which volume of the Classic Studies on St. Patrick would you recommend?

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Kevin Maples | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Mar 3 2015 11:40 AM

I have https://www.logos.com/product/30541/classic-studies-on-st-patrick and would like to read one leading up to St. Patrick's Day. Does anyone have any recommendations on where to start? I was thinking of https://www.logos.com/product/38961/the-life-of-st-patrick-and-his-place-in-history based upon the book descriptions. 

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Everett Headley | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 3 2015 12:55 PM

I started with "The Life of St. Patrick and His Place in History by J. B. Bury.  It was an ok read.    I found O’Loughlin, Thomas. St Patrick: The Man and His Works. London: Triangle, 1999 to be a better intro to the man and subject.

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EastTN | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 3 2015 4:34 PM

Everett Headley:

I found O’Loughlin, Thomas. St Patrick: The Man and His Works. London: Triangle, 1999 to be a better intro to the man and subject.

I used Saint Patrick: The Man and His Works by O'Loughlin to prepare for a class, and thought that it was excellent.

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Brian Losabia | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 3 2015 5:05 PM

EastTN:

Everett Headley:

I found O’Loughlin, Thomas. St Patrick: The Man and His Works. London: Triangle, 1999 to be a better intro to the man and subject.

I used Saint Patrick: The Man and His Works by O'Loughlin to prepare for a class, and thought that it was excellent.

I really liked this one.  The writings of St. Patrick are shot through and through with allusions and references to Scripture, and in Logos all the references are footnoted and linked to your Bible translations for preview (on a hover) or navigation (on a click).  The first parts of the book do a good job of setting the stage for Patrick's writings:

Ch. 1 - The Enigma of Patrick

Ch. 2 - Patrick: Life and Times

Ch. 3 - Patrick's World

Chs. 4-7 are Intro to Patrick's Confessio, Patrick's Confessio, Intro to the Epistola, the Epistola

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Kevin Maples | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 4 2015 5:21 AM

It looks like  Saint Patrick: The Man and His Works by O'Loughlin is the best book out there, but this one is not in the classic collection, nor do I own it. I think I'll start reading what I have for now and then look at purchasing O'Loughlin in the future. Thanks everyone for the advice. 

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Everett Headley | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 4 2015 7:39 AM

I think it was a freebie or heavily discounted last year on St Patricks.  Keep your eyes open, it may come around again.

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