E211 Bede Questions



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Assigned: "Caedmon's Hymn" from Ecclesiastical History (Vol. A, 30-32).

"Caedmon's Hymn"

1. Christian theology says that fallen humanity must imitate the life of Christ. What pattern of life takes shape as Bede tells the story he has heard about Caedmon -- that is, what sort of person was Caedmon, how did his powers come to him, and what seems to be Bede's attitude towards the story he tells?

Edition: Greenblatt, Stephen and Carol T. Christ. The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th. edition. Package 1: Vols. A, B, C. Paperback. Norton: 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0393913002.