Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

5-2015

School

School of Business

Major

Business: International Business

Keywords

Celtic, Monasticism, evangelism, creativity, order

Disciplines

Anthropology | Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Celtic Studies | Christian Denominations and Sects | Christianity | Cultural History | European History | European Languages and Societies | History of Christianity | History of Religion | History of Religions of Western Origin | International Business | Liturgy and Worship | Nonprofit Administration and Management | Other Arts and Humanities | Other Languages, Societies, and Cultures | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion | Social and Cultural Anthropology | Social History

Abstract

The Celtic monastic movement lasted hundreds of years and is responsible for much of the spread of Christianity to the West. Much of the movement’s success can be attributed to the Celtic Christians’ understanding of the importance of the role of creative culture and order as well as an openness and responsiveness to the leading of the Holy Spirit. It is these three things working in tandem that influenced the success of the Celtic monastic movement. Although the movement ended a thousand years ago, it can offer guidance and wisdom for carrying out ministry today. A case study of Cuirim Outreach will be discussed and conclusions drawn as to what can be learned from the Celtic Christians concerning modern ministry. Cuirim Outreach is creative, modern day expression of many of the same ideas that drove the Celtic monastic movement.