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Album: Sacred Calendars

Track: Sacred Calendars; 17 March - St Patrick's Day


Description: St Patrick is now almost synonymous with Ireland -- and his feastday on March 17 has become a great festival of 'being Irish' around the world. However, what we can learn about the man is markedly different: a Roman citizen from Britain working in Ireland and at odds with other bishops there about his belief that the end of the world was 'soon to come.' However, the seventh-century creation of the mythical Patrick by the theologian MuirchĂș is a fascinating example of how memory can shape experience.

Keywords: Sacred Calendars, University, Nottingham, Religion

Author: The University of Nottingham

Category: Humanities

Web page: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/theology

Thumbnail: http://itunesu.nottingham.ac.uk/media/Culture/SacredCalendars/images/theo-SacrCal.jpg

Track media file: http://itunesu.nottingham.ac.uk/media/Culture/SacredCalendars/video/SacredCalendarsStPatricksDay.mp4

Duration: 09:44

Size: 401608704

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