Saint Cuthbert’s Relationship with the Animals: A New Adam?
Dolly Jørgensen, researcher at Ecology and Environmental Studies, Umeå University
Nature plays a significant role in the relationship between St. Cuthbert (c.634–687) and God. In his hagiographical tradition from England, the animal actors are widespread, including his horse who exposed hidden food, the otters who tended to him, and the birds whom he drove out after their nest building activities were deemed harmful. Although many people have thought of St. Francis as the first saint in touch with nature, this talks puts St. Cuthbert’s earlier relationship with nature into a biblical context as well as the physical context of the British Isles.
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