Bibliography

Thomas
O'Loughlin

40 publications between 1992 and 2017 indexed
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Works authored

O'Loughlin, Thomas, Gildas and the Christian scriptures: observing the world through a biblical lens, Leiden, Boston: Brepols, 2013.
abstract:
Gildas is the earliest insular writer who has left us a substantial legacy of theological writing. He is usually, however, not seen as a theological writer but as an historical source for ‘dark age’ Britain at the time of the Germanic invasions in the mid-sixth century. Yet the deacon Gildas saw himself as a prophet charged by God to call the rulers and clergy of his society back to being a chosen people of the covenant. The form this call took was that of an indictment of those groups based on the testimonia of the Christian scriptures. This book is a study both of Gildas’s use of the scriptures (his text, his canon, his exegetical strategies) and of how, from the way he interprets sacred history, he created a distinctive theology of the church and of salvation.
(source: Brepols)
O'Loughlin, Thomas, Adomnán and the Holy Places: the perceptions of an Insular monk on the locations of the biblical drama, London, New York: Clark, 2007.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, Celtic theology: humanity, world and God in early Irish writings, London: Continuum, 2000.

Works edited

O'Loughlin, Thomas [ed.], Adomnán at Birr, AD 697. Essays in commemoration of the Law of the Innocents, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2001.
O'Loughlin, Thomas [ed.], The Scriptures and early medieval Ireland: proceedings of the 1993 Conference of the Society for Hiberno-Latin Studies on Early Irish Exegesis and Homilectics, Instrumenta Patristica 31, Steenbrugge, Turnhout: In Abbatia S. Petri; Brepols, 1999.

Contributions to journals

O'Loughlin, Thomas, “The plan of New Jerusalem in the Book of Armagh”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 39 (Summer, 2000): 23–38.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “The Eusebian apparatus in some Vulgate gospel books”, Peritia 13 (1999): 1–92.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “The Celtic homily: creeds and eschatology”, Milltown Studies 41 (1998): 99–115.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “Marriage and sexuality in the Hibernensis”, Peritia 11 (1997): 188–206.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “The gates of hell: from metaphor to fact”, Milltown Studies 38 (1996): 98–114.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “The view from Iona: Adomnán’s mental maps”, Peritia 10 (1996): 98–122.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “Adomnán and Arculf: the case of an expert witness”, The Journal of Medieval Latin 7 (1996): 127–146.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “Muirchú’s Vita Patricii: a note on an unidentified source”, Ériu 47 (1996): 89–93.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “Adomnán and mira rotunditas”, Ériu 47 (1996): 95–99.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “The waters above the heavens: Isidore and the Latin tradition”, Milltown Studies 36 (1995): 104–117.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “The Latin version of the Scriptures in use in Iona”, Peritia 8 (1994): 18–26.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “An Irish (?) interpolation of Caesarius of Arles’ Sermo 84”, Milltown Studies 31 (1993): 143–145.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, and Helen Conrad-O'Briain, “The ‘baptism of tears’ in early Anglo-Saxon sources”, Anglo-Saxon England 22 (1993): 65–83.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “The exegetical purpose of Adomnán’s De locis sanctis”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 24 (Winter, 1992): 37–53.

Contributions to edited collections or authored works

O'Loughlin, Thomas, “The Eusebian apparatus in the Lindisfarne Gospels: Ailerán’s Kanon euangeliorum as a lens for its appreciation”, in: Gameson, Richard (ed.), The Lindisfarne Gospels: new perspectives, Library of the Written Word 57, Leiden, Boston: Brepols, 2017. 96–111.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “The biblical dimension of early medieval Latin texts”, in: Ritari, Katja, and Alexandra Bergholm (eds), Understanding Celtic religion: revisiting the pagan past, New Approaches to Celtic Religion and Mythology, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2015. 83–98.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “The so-called capitula for the Book of the Apocalypse in the Book of Armagh (Dublin, Trinity College, 52) and Latin exegesis”, in: Moran, Pádraic, and Immo Warntjes (eds), Early medieval Ireland and Europe: chronology, contacts, scholarship. A Festschrift for Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, Studia Traditionis Theologiae 14, Turnhout: Brepols, 2015. 405–423.
abstract:
In the Book of Armagh, on f 159v, we find a lozenge of text which suggests a division system for the text of the New Testament’s Book of the Apocalypse. This short text, which is also found in the Metz Bible, identifies fourteen moments in the Apocalypse in a manner very similar to the way a set of capitula identifies passages within a text while dividing it into sections-and this text has traditionally been studied as one more set of textual divisions for this biblical book. However, closer examination of the text, combined with a comparison with other sets of capitula from biblical codices and summaries in exegetical handbooks suggest this text neither sections the book efficiently nor does it provide an introduction to its content. Rather, the numbered list of items proceeds visually through the book, offering the reader a guide to imagining the visions directly while knowing the narrative account of those visions is to be found in the biblical book’s text.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “The biblical text of the Book of Deer (C.U.L. Ii.6.32): evidence for the remains of a division system from its manuscript ancestry; Appendix: A concordance of the display initials of the Book of Deer with the Ammonian sections / Eusebian canons”, in: Forsythe, Katherine (ed.), Studies on the Book of Deer, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2008. 3–31 (with appendix).
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “The myth of insularity and nationality in Ireland”, in: Nagy, Joseph Falaky [ed.], Myth in Celtic literatures, CSANA Yearbook 6, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007. 132–140.
Thomas O'Loughlin, “Adomnán, St”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 12–13.
Thomas O'Loughlin, “Cáin Adomnáin”, in: John T. Koch (ed.), Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (2006): 327.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “Devotional and liturgical literature”, in: Duffy, Seán [ed.], Medieval Ireland: an encyclopedia, New York and London: Routledge, 2005. 123–125.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “Moral and religious instruction”, in: Duffy, Seán [ed.], Medieval Ireland: an encyclopedia, New York and London: Routledge, 2005. 337–339.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “Penitentials”, in: Duffy, Seán [ed.], Medieval Ireland: an encyclopedia, New York and London: Routledge, 2005. 371–372.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “Canon law”, in: Duffy, Seán [ed.], Medieval Ireland: an encyclopedia, New York and London: Routledge, 2005. 63–64.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “Reading Muirchú’s Tara-event within its background as a biblical ‘trial of divinities’”, in: Cartwright, Jane [ed.], Celtic hagiography and saints’ cults, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2003. 123–135.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “‘A Celtic theology’: some awkward questions and observations”, in: Nagy, Joseph Falaky [ed.], Identifying the 'Celtic', CSANA Yearbook 2, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2002. 49–65.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “Adomnán: a man of many parts”, in: O'Loughlin, Thomas [ed.], Adomnán at Birr, AD 697. Essays in commemoration of the Law of the Innocents, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2001. 41–51.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “The tombs of the saints: their significance for Adomnán”, in: Carey, John, Máire Herbert, and Pádraig Ó Riain (eds.), Studies in Irish hagiography: saints and scholars, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2001. 1–14.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “Penitentials and pastoral care”, in: Evans, G. R. [ed.], A history of pastoral care, London: Cassell, 2000. 93–111.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “Tradition and exegesis in the eighth century: the use of patristic sources in early medieval scriptural commentaries”, in: O'Loughlin, Thomas [ed.], The Scriptures and early medieval Ireland: proceedings of the 1993 Conference of the Society for Hiberno-Latin Studies on Early Irish Exegesis and Homilectics, Instrumenta Patristica 31, Steenbrugge, Turnhout: In Abbatia S. Petri; Brepols, 1999. 217–239.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “Distant islands: the topography of holiness in the Nauigatio Sancti Brendani”, in: Glasscoe, Marion [ed.], The medieval mystical tradition: England, Ireland and Wales. Papers read at Charney Manor, July 1999 [Exeter Symposium VI], Woodbridge: Brewer, 1999. 1–20.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “The list of classical writers in the pseudo-Bedan Collectanea”, in: Conrad-O’Briain, Helen, Anne-Marie D'Arcy, and John Scattergood (eds.), Text and gloss: studies in insular language and literature presented to Joseph Donovan Pheifer, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1999. 35–48.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “Biblical contradictions in the Periphyseon and the development of Eriugena’s method”, in: Riel, Gerd van, Carlos Steel, and James J. McEvoy (eds), Johannes Scottus Eriugena. The Bible and hermeneutics. Proceedings of the Ninth International Colloquium of the Society for the Promotion of Eriugenian Studies held at Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve, June 7–10, 1995, Ancient and Medieval Philosophy 1.20, Leuven: Leuven University Press, 1996. 103–126.
O'Loughlin, Thomas, “The Latin sources of medieval Irish culture: a partial status quaestionis”, in: McCone, Kim R., and Katharine Simms (eds.), Progress in medieval Irish studies, Maynooth: Department of Old Irish, St. Patrick's College, 1996. 91–105.