McNamara, Martin





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McNamara, Martin, The Bible and the apocrypha in the early Irish church (A.D. 600–1200), Instrumenta patristica et mediaevalia 66, Turnhout: Brepols, 2015.

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The Bible and the apocrypha in the early Irish church (A.D. 600–1200)
Place
Turnhout
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Brepols
Year
2015
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The twenty-one essays in this volume, published from 1971 onwards, together with the introductions and conclusion, treat of the Bible and apocryphal works in Ireland during the pre-Norman period, from A.D. 600 to 1200. The essays cover developments during the period from Professor Bernhard Bischoff’s seminal 1954 essay ("Wendepunkte"), on new evidence for Irish contributions in the field, down to the present day. After an initial survey of research during this period, attention is paid to the texts of the Latin Bible, in particular the Psalms and the Four Gospels, and to the Antiochene influence on Psalm interpretation, as well as to the rich corpus of Irish apocryphal writings, some of them very early (Transitus Mariae, so-called Infancy Narrative of Thomas, texts on the Magi and a related Infancy Narrative). Special attention is paid to the creative biblical interpretation of the Psalms in the early Irish Church A.D. 600-800, and also to what appears to be an early Irish (early eighth-century) commentary on the Apocalypse. It is hoped that these essays will contribute to a renewed examination of early Irish exegesis in this the sixtieth year of the publication of Dr Bischoff’s 1954 essay.
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Headings
the church in Ireland Irish religious literature apocryphal and pseudepigraphical literature Hiberno-Latin literature to c.1169
Approaches
collected articles
[Introduction] “Fifty-seven years of study in Irish Bible and apocrypha (1955-2012) [Robert T. Farrell Lecture, Kalamazoo, 2012, part I]”
Previously unpublished.
Part I: The Bible: texts and commentaries
[Introduction] “The Bible in Ireland and abroad: summary of evidence 2012 [Robert T. Farrell Lecture, Kalamazoo, 2012, part II]”
Previously unpublished.
[1] “A plea for Hiberno-Latin studies”
Taken from: Martin McNamara, ‘A plea for Hiberno-Latin studies’, Irish Theological Quarterly 39 (1972)
[2] “The Irish Biblical Association and its publication committee”
Taken from: Martin McNamara, ‘The Irish Biblical Association and its publication committee’, Proceedings of the Irish Biblical Association 25 (2002)
[3] “The Bible in Ireland (A. D. 600-1150)”
Taken from: Martin McNamara, ‘The Bible in Ireland (AD 600–1150)’, Scripture Bulletin 6 (1975–1976)
[4] “Plan and source analysis of Das Bibelwerk. Old Testament”
Taken from: Martin McNamara, ‘Plan and source analysis of Das Bibelwerk, Old Testament’ in Irland und die Christenheit... (1987)
[5] “Five Irish Psalter rexts”
Taken from: Martin McNamara, ‘Five Irish psalter texts’, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 109 C (2009)
[6] “End of an era in early Irish biblical exegesis: Caimin Psalter fragments (11th–12th century)”
Taken from: Martin McNamara, ‘End of an era in early Irish biblical exegesis: Caimin Psalter fragments (11th–12th century) and the Gospels of Máel Brigte (A.D. 1138)’, Proceedings of the Irish Biblical Association 34 (2011)
[7] “The Latin gospels, with special reference to Irish tradition”
Taken from: Martin McNamara, ‘The Latin gospels, with special reference to Irish tradition’ in The earliest gospels... (2004)
[8] “The Celtic-Irish mixed gospel text: some recent contributions and centennial reflections”
Taken from: Martin McNamara, ‘The Celtic-Irish mixed gospel text: some recent contributions and centennial reflections’, Filologia mediolatina 2 (1995)
[9] “Sources and affiliations of the Catechesis Celtica (MS Vat. Reg. lat. 49)”
Taken from: Martin McNamara, ‘Sources and affiliations of the Catechesis Celtica (MS Vat. Reg. lat. 49)’, Sacris Erudiri 34 (1994)
[10] “The newly-identified Cambridge Apocalypse commentary and the Reference bible: a preliminary inquiry”
Part 2: Apocrypha
[Introduction] “The Apocrypha in Ireland and abroad: Summary of Evidence 2012 [Robert T. Farrell Lecture, Kalamazoo, 2012, part III]”
Previously unpublished
[11] “Notes on the Irish Gospel of Thomas”
Taken from: Martin McNamara, ‘Notes on the Irish Gospel of Thomas’, Irish Theological Quarterly 38 (1971)
[12] “The bird hiruath of the Ever-New Tongue and herodius of gloss on Ps. 103:17 in Vatican Codex Pal. Lat. 68”
[13] “Bible text and illumination in St Gall Stiftsbibliothek Codex 51, with special reference to Longinus in the Crucifixion scene”
Taken from: Martin McNamara, ‘Bible text and illumination in St Gall Stiftsbibliothek Codex 51, with special reference to Longinus in the Crucifixion scene’ in Pattern and purpose in Insular art. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Insular Art held at the National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff 3–6 September 1998... (2001)
[14] “Apocryphal infancy narratives: European and Irish transmission”
Taken from: Martin McNamara, ‘Apocryphal infancy narratives: European and Irish transmission’ in Ireland and Europe in the early Middle Ages... (2002)
[15] “Jesus in (early) Irish apocryphal gospel traditions”
Taken from: Martin McNamara, ‘Jesus in (early) Irish apocryphal gospel traditions’ in Jesus in apokryphen Evangelienüberlieferung... (2010)
[16] “The inverted eucharistic formula Conversio corporis Christi in panem et sanguinis in vinum: the exegetical and liturgical background in Irish usage”
[17] “Apocalyptic and eschatological texts in Irish literature: oriental connections?”
Taken from: Martin McNamara, ‘Apocalyptic and eschatological texts in Irish literature: oriental connections?’ in Apocalyptic and eschatological heritage... (2003)
[18] “Some aspects of early medieval Irish eschatology”
Taken from: Martin McNamara, ‘Some aspects of early medieval Irish eschatology’ in Irland und Europa im früheren Mittelalter... (1996)
[19] “The Irish legend of Antichrist”
Taken from: Martin McNamara, ‘The Irish legend of Antichrist’ in Jerusalem, Alexandria, Rome... (2003)
[20] “The (fifteen) signs before Doomsday in Irish tradition”
Taken from: Martin McNamara • Charles D. Wright, ‘The (fifteen) signs before Doomsday in Irish tradition’ in Miscellanea Patristica Reverendissimo Marco Starowieyski septuagenario professori illustrissimo viro amplissimo ac doctissimo oblata... (2007)
[21] Navigatio sancti Brendani: some possible connections with liturgical, apocryphal and Irish tradition”
Taken from: Martin McNamara, ‘Navigatio sancti Brendani. Some possible connections with liturgical, apocryphal and Irish tradition’ in The Brendan legend. Texts and versions... (2006)
[Conclusion] “Looking forward: De initiis project, learning in early church 600-800 [Robert T. Farrell Lecture, Kalamazoo, 2012, part IV]”
Previously unpublished. Cf. Eloas 6 (2013): 4–40.
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Dennis Groenewegen