SSP: Who Was the Historical Patrick of Ireland?

Pursuing Veritas

This post is part of an ongoing series on the Scriptures of Saint Patrick of Ireland.

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Who was the historical Patrick? To this point we have outlined the major arguments surrounding the person, life, and writings of the great Irish saint and come to the following conclusions. Born in Roman Britain to a Christian family, around age sixteen Patrick was kidnapped and taken to Ireland. After six years he escaped, only to later return as missionary bishop and become the effective founder of the Irish Church. A deeply spiritual man, Patrick experienced numerous revelatory experiences and visions from God throughout the course of his life.

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