First Synod of Saint Patrick

INCIPT SINODUS EPISCOPORUMID EST PATRICII AUXILII ISSERNINI.

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© CCC 279, p.1

Irish text, from the sixth century, falsely attributed to St Patrick, (34 canons).

Manuscripts:

Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, CCC 279 [s. IX/X, near Tours or under Turonian influence].

Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, CCC 265, (K.2) [s. X/XI, Worcester] (canon 6 only).

Editions:

Ludwig Bieler (1963), The Irish Penitentials, Scriptores Latini Hiberniae V, Dublin: DIAS, pp. 54, 56, 58.

Faris, M.J., Kerr, W.C., Scott, A.B., Adams, B.G., McGann, M.J., and Dolley, R.H.M. (1976) The Bishops’ Synod (“The First Synod of St. Patrick”). A Symposium: with Text, Translation and Commentary, Liverpool.

Translations:

Ludwig Bieler (1963), The Irish Penitentials, Scriptores Latini Hiberniae V, Dublin: DIAS, pp. 55, 57, 59.

John T. McNeill and Helena M. Gamer (1938), Medieval handbooks of penance: a translation of the principal “libri poenitentiales” and selections from related documents, New York: Columbia University Press, p. 76-80.

Commentaries:

James Kenney (1929), The Sources for the Early History of Ireland: Vol.1 Ecclesiastical. Dublin: Four Courts Press, [1993, 2nd ed. and reprinted], no. 30, p.169-170.

John T. McNeill and Helena M. Gamer (1938), Medieval handbooks of penance: a translation of the principal “libri poenitentiales” and selections from related documents, New York: Columbia University Press, p. 75-76.

Ludwig Bieler (1963), , The Irish Penitentials, Scriptores Latini Hiberniae V, Dublin: DIAS, p.1-2, 9-10, 15.

Cyrille Vogel (1978), Les “Libri Paenitentiales”, Typologie des Sources du Moyen Âge Occidental, Turnhout: Brepols, p.62.

Michael Lapidge and Richard Sharpe( 1985), A Bibliography of Celtic-Latin Literature 400-1200, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, B599, p.54.

Studies:

Farrell, Elaine C.S.P. (forthcoming in 2017), Taboos and Penitence: Christian Conversion in Early Medieval Ireland, Studia Traditionis Theologiae, Turnhout: Brepols.

Meens, Rob (2014), Penance in Medieval Europe, 600–1200 (Cambridge: CUP), p.39, 44, 63.


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