BEDE


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BEDEBiodiversité: Echanges et Diffusion d'Expériences (French: Biodiversity: Exchange and Dissemination of Experience)
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As Caedmon is called the Father of English Poetry, Bede is called the Father of English History.
There were others who wrote history before Bede, but he was perhaps the first who wrote history in the right spirit.
One of the reasons why I have chosen this story out of Bede's History is because it contains the picture of the sparrow flitting through the firelit room.
Bede lived a peaceful, busy life, and when he came to die his end was peaceful too, and his work ceased only with his death.
For some weeks in the bright springtime of 735 Bede had been ill, yet "cheerful and rejoicing, giving thanks to almighty God every day and night, yea every hour." Daily, too, he continued to give lessons to his pupils, and the rest of the time he spent in singing psalms.
But Bede was only sixty-two when he died, and Venerable here means rather "Greatly to be honored."
There are two or three stories about how Bede came to be given his surname.
Then, as he slept, an angel bent down, and taking the pen from the monk's tired fingers, wrote the words, "the Venerable," so that the line ran, "In this grave lie the bones of the Venerable Bede." And thus, for all time, our first great historian is known as The Venerable Bede.
The Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation, by Bede, translated by Dr.
(22) Ray makes it clear that Bede's exegetical method was a conscious imitation of the examples he saw in Scripture with an explicitly pastoral purpose: "This devotion to the Fathers was not scholarly deference, personal reticence, or monastic humility.
The event was fiercely-contested with St Bede's coming out on top in the end.
Readers familiar with Bede's Latin will also be thoroughly impressed by this translation's fidelity to it.