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Saint Paul in Britain Paperback – June, 1984


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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Artisan Publishers (June 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0934666121
  • ISBN-13: 978-0934666121
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,136,266 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Fr. Charles Erlandson TOP 1000 REVIEWER on August 13, 2011
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R.W. Morgan's "St. Paul in Britain" is a treasure trove of rare and provocative research into the early Church in Britain. Although the book's title suggests it's primarily about the question of whether or not St. Paul ever went to Britain, the book covers many details about the early Church in Britain that are difficult to find elsewhere. Because of the importance of Morgan's claims and the rarity of the research he presents, his book is a very valuable one, especially to students of Church history or of Anglicanism.

Some of the more provocative claims that Morgan substantiates through some painstaking research are that 1) Joseph of Arimathea went to and stayed in Britain c. AD 38 2) Aristobulus (mentioned in the Bible) also went to Britain 3) Prudens married Claudia, the daughter of British royalty and the palace of Prudens and Claudia was probably where Paul stayed in Britain 4) St. Paul himself made it to Britain.

The importance of these claims is that the evidence strongly suggests that an apostolic church was planted in Britain in the first century independently of the Roman Church. This apostolic church grew and prospered not just because of the apostolic origins but also because it was suited to make inroads into Druidism in a way in which Roman culture and religion never could. This has implications for how to read the history of Christianity in Anglicanism and helps explain the nature and development of the English Church in subsequent history.

I bought this book because it seemed to be the basis for much of Andrew Gray's research in his book "The Origins and Early History of Christianity in Britain." The historian in me wants to know if Morgan and Gray's claims have been substantiated more recently (Morgan originally published his work in 1860). However, it seems as if Morgan has plenty of evidence to support most of his claims, evidence that is unlikely to be overturned in the future.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Wesley Bassett on January 20, 2013
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I have thought for years that Paul and his companions either established or ministered to the church established in Britain in the first century. Morgan presents evidence of this. But he also brings in some interesting history of Druidism, which appears to be the religion that began in Babylon under Nimrod.
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Good book. The title is a little misleading, but the content is interesting. I wish somebody would come up with some original documentation.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Frank Thomas on April 4, 2011
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This book contained some good historic information along with some dangerous and presumptive opinions.

Like eating chicken you find the meat and throw out the bones. This was really a chicken leg. Mostly bones.

Paul probably did visit British Isles and the gospel did get there before it reached Rome. What followed in the isles
was not a succession of apostolic royalty. That effort became apostate and paedobaptism, clerical heirarchy and other errors followed.

However a remnant did continue the New Testament system and latter surfaced among the welsh baptists probably in the 7th century.

Elder Frank Thomas
Old school welsh baptist
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