A difference of opinion had always existed on the practices adopted by the Celtic and Roman Christian church. The Celtic Christians advocated a more monastic form whilst Rome wanted it to be for the people. Other differences were the dates for Easter among others. The discussion at Whitby in Northumbria in 664 A.D consisted of St Wilfred for the Rome and St Colman for the Celts in the presence of king Oswy. The king was finally persuaded to adopt the Roman style of Christianity. St Colman, after this defeat, retreated back to Iona. Sulking was endemic during this period.
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Submitted 10th January 1998
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