Form of christianity dating back to luther
Columban (Columbanus), missionary to Europe, founded a Celtic Christian monastery at Bobbio in Italy.
At this time Europe, including Italy, had been overrun by the barbarian Huns and was largely pagan in religion. Everything after is Anno Domini ("in the year of our Lord").
What is most amazing about this book is the picture it paints of the entire history of the Early Church during the 230 years from the ending of the Book of Acts until 320. D., just before the meeting of the Council of Nicaea (325 A. Perhaps what is most startling to today's readers is what is missing.
Constantinople (the founding of the Church there in the earlier City of Byzantium is attributed to the Apostle Andrew) was added as the fifth Apostolic "See" when the Emperor Constantine made it the new Capitol of the Roman Empire.Athanasius; as Bishop of Alexandria, in Egypt; is present. He is known for his eloquence in preaching and public speaking, and his denunciation of abuse of authority by ecclesiastical and political leaders. John Chrysostom, used by the Eastern Orthodox Churches in its present form since the 7th Century, is named after him. Eventually Augustine would be made Bishop of the town of Hippo, where he established a monastery that functioned as a Seminary, training young monks to be Bishops in all of the towns of North Africa. D.) The Monk responsible for ending the Coliseum Games. He was the first Bishop of Rome to claim primacy/authority over all other Christians (at that time Europe had been overrun by the Huns, and had become largely barbarian and pagan again).(329-379), succeeded Eusebius as bishop of Ceasarea. After his death, John was given the Greek surname chrysostomos, "golden mouthed", rendered in English as Chrysostom. D.) which causes thousands in Europe to adopt the monastic lifestyle, both as religious hermits (eremitic), and in communities (cenobitic). He would write 93 books that would influence the Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Orthodox Churches." (387-Mar.17, 461-464) was captured at age sixteen by Irish slave raiders and enslaved for six years in Ireland. Patrick, a Missionary Bishop and Monk, establishes Monasteries everywhere. Celtic Christianity is organized along Monastic lines (each monastery group being independent), as opposed to the Roman model of central universal control organized through Bishop/City based political hierarchies. While visiting Rome from somewhere in the East, Telemachus places himself between two gladiators in the Roman Coliseum during the Games. The claim was largely ignored for the next 200 years by other Christians, including the Celtic Church, and the four other Apostolic Sees of the East; particularly by the Patriarch of Constantinople.Benedict of Nursia (480-547) writes The Rule of St. 550), a Monk in Rome, invents the modern Calendar and system of dating. Monk Dionysius was off by a few years as to precisely when the birth of Christ occurred.Benedict, after living as a hermit for three years in a cave in near Subiaco, Italy, and founds the oldest continuous monastic community in Europe, Monte Cassino, where he lives until his death. It establishes the birth of Christ as the central point of all of history. According to internal evidence in the Gospels mentioning the Census of Augustus, and Quirinius being Governor of Syria, both of which dates are known from Roman sources, Christ's birth had to have occurred between 4 and 6 B. (521-597) leaves Ireland and founds a monastery on the island of Iona (565) on the coast of Scotland (here the Book of Kells will be created).