Thursday, August 11, 2005

Saint Boniface

"For the Saxons, the oak of Thor was holy, taboo, and threatening. Boniface called it kindling."
-Peter J. Leithart, Against Christianity

Boniface was a missionary to Saxon pagans in the 8th century. He cut down their sacred oak and built a church before their eyes.

St Anne's Pub has a great little biography of Boniface in this issue on Enemies. (8th line down)

I rediscovered that Leithart quote in the midst of many other great quotes in Ben House's post 'Advancing Toward Medievalism' More great stuff.

And once again I have quoted Leithart, linked you to St Anne's Pub , and said Ben House's blog is cool.


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