Kresta in the Afternoon – March 17, 2020 – Hour 1

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+  St Patrick and the Conversion of Ireland (2 segments)

  • Description: Along with St Francis of Assisi, St Patrick is probably one of the two most popular saints in the Secular world. How does the pop-culture version differ from the real man who brought the Gospel to Ireland? Bill Cook joins us.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Bill Cook
      William Cook is Professor Emeritus of History at State University of New York - Genesceo, where he taught on Medieval and Renaissance Europe and Church History. He is the president of the Bill Cook Foundation, which helps poor children in 29 countries go to school. Visit billcookfoundation.org. He is the author of several books including "The Medieval World View: An Introduction" and has hosted nine Great Courses lecture series
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    • St. Patrick of Ireland: A Biography

      Ireland's patron saint has long been shrouded in legend, but the true story of St. Patrick is far more inspiring than the myths. In St. Patrick of Ireland, Philip Freeman brings the historic Patrick and his world vividly to life. Patrick speaks in his own voice in two remarkable letters he wrote about himself and his beliefs, new translations of which are included here and which are still astonishing for their passion and eloquence. Born late in the fourth century to an aristocratic British family, Patrick's life was changed forever when he was abducted and taken to Ireland just before his sixteenth birthday. He spent six grueling years there as a slave, but the ordeal turned him from an atheist into a true believer. After a vision in which God told him he would go home, Patrick escaped captivity and, following a perilous journey, returned safely to Britain to the amazement of his family. But even more amazing to them was his announcement that he intended to go back to Ireland to spend the rest of his life ministering to the people who had once enslaved him. Set against the turbulent backdrop of the British Isles during the last years of the Roman Empire, St. Patrick of Ireland brilliantly brings to life the real Patrick, shorn of legend, a man whose deep spiritual conviction and devotion helped to transform a country. (learn more)

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