Patrick: Son of Ireland (review)

One of Lawhead’s better pieces. The story flows well and on most historical points Lawhead did his research well. He utterly misunderstands Pelagius, imputing to him motives Pelagius never had and having Pelagius attacked for things the Romans never accused him of.

Patrick by Stephen R. Lawhead

I was really pleased with Lawhead’s treatment of the Druids.  He avoided both extremes.  They weren’t all oak-worshiping cannibals, but nor were they innocent star-eyed hippie flower children.  They were…well…interesting.

This is for mature readers.  There are some raw elements.  There is a sexual element but it is very light.

And the main character has the personality of a dead fish. Aside from that, though, it is a good book.

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Interests include patristics, the role of the soul in the human person, analytic theology, Reformed Scholasticism
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