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Banner in the West
By John MacLeod

Banner in the West

A Spiritual History of Lewis and Harris

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Banner in the West by John MacLeod

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From the unfathomable Standing Stones of Callanish to the quiet dignity of Christian commitment, the people of Lewis and Harris have, for millennia, sought for eternal meaning through their struggles in a robust, stripping environment. Even today, as their Gaelic world is increasingly besieged by change, migration and the impact of the mass-media, their distinctive spirituality continues to fascinate a wider world. Today, the Long Island is, to many, Britain's 'last stronghold of the pure Gospel'; a place still defined by heartfelt religion - a community where, for instance, the threat of a Sabbath ferry service can still arouse considerable passion.In this sparkling account of island faith - from unknown, Megalithic builders to a war of Free Church schism waged on the Internet - award-winning journalist John MacLeod outlines the gripping religious history of this Hebridean community. This is a story that has never been related before, by any author, from the dawn of this island community to the present day - the tale of a people as indomitable as their landscape and a faith as profound as the Hebridean sea.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841587424
ISBN-10: 1841587427
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John MacLeod

John MacLeod was born in Lochaber in 1966. After graduating from Edinburgh University, he began his career at BBC Highland in Inverness and quickly established himself as a freelance writer. He won Scottish Journalist of the Year in 1991 and contributed regularly to The Scotsman and The Herald. He is presently a columnist with the Scottish Daily Mail and is the author of several books. He lives on a croft on the west side of Lewis with a small, elderly dog, two melodeons, a 4-oven Aga and far too many chickens.

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