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A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH CHURCH AND PEOPLE “Caedmon of Whitby”. By Bede (673-735). BEDE. Known as Bede the Venerable Earliest English historian Earliest important prose writer. BEDE. Wrote A History of the English Church and People Originally written in Latin

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A history of the english church and people caedmon of whitby

A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH CHURCH AND PEOPLE“Caedmon of Whitby”

By

Bede

(673-735)

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A history of the english church and people caedmon of whitby

BEDE

  • Known as Bede the Venerable

  • Earliest English historian

  • Earliest important prose writer

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A history of the english church and people caedmon of whitby

BEDE

  • Wrote A History of the English Church and People

    • Originally written in Latin

    • Helped the English people take pride in their past

    • Contains legends, lives of saints, local traditions, and stories

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A history of the english church and people

A History of the English Church and People

  • Caedmon of Whitby

    • Considered to be the first English religious poet

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Caedmon of whitby

“Caedmon of Whitby”

  • Gifted with the ability to turn Scripture into beautiful poetry in the English language

    • Scripture originally in Latin

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History of caedmon

Lived a secular life for many years

At a feast, when it was his turn to sing, he left because he was not gifted in singing

After leaving, fell asleep in the stables

While sleeping, he dreamt he was visited by a man who asked him to sing a song about the creation of all things

After originally refusing, Caedmon attempted to sing the song

History of Caedmon

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History of Caedmon

  • Praise we the Fashioner now of Heaven’s fabric,The majesty of his might and his mind’s wisdom,Work of the world-warden, worker of all wonders,How he the Lord of Glory everlasting,Wrought first for the race of men Heaven asa rooftree,Then made he Middle Earth to be theirmansion.

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History of Caedmon

  • Poetic Devices

    • Alliteration

      • “majesty…might…mind’s”

    • Simile

      • “Heaven as a rooftree”

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History of Caedmon

  • When he awoke, Caedmon remembered the verse and was able to compose other verses just as beautiful

  • Caedmon performed before Church leaders, and all agreed he was gifted by God

  • Caedmon joined the monastery

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Sang songs about

The Creation of the world

The origin of the human race

The whole story of Genesis

Israel’s exodus from Egypt and entry into the promised land

Christ

Incarnation

Passion

Resurrection

Ascension into Heaven

The coming of the Holy Spirit

The teaching of the Apostles

Sang Songs About:

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Sang Songs About:

  • The terrors of the Last Judgment

  • Hell

  • The Kingdom of Heaven

  • The blessings and judgment of God

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