Monday, January 28, 2008

The Revenant of Abbot Caen


In book five of his manuscript, William of Newburgh writes of the medicinal revival of a corpse performed by a monk in 1197. Upon the day of his execution, the abbot uttered only one passage from the bible before his purification was dispensed:

"The children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light" [Luke 16: 8]

8 comments:

Dawna said...

I would have never thought in a million years I would see a bible verse on any of your blogs. Very gruesome digits on this guy...

Kennon said...

Yeah, extremely ironic that I spent all weekend in a church.

Lana Gramlich said...

Way cool! I agree with Dawna on the gruesome digits.

mike said...

Yeah! I like it! Hey, what manuscripts
is that from, is there a title?

Kennon said...

Hey thanks Mike.

The existence of that manuscript is complete fiction. Something written by my buddy Loren.

The scripture is real though.

mike said...

Cool Kennon, thanks. Anything that's published or going to be published??

And obviously I ain't referring to the scripture ;-)

Lot's of cool stuff here.......

Kennon said...

Thanks I appreciate that very much.

Well Loren and I have some loose plans to put together some books once we have sufficient material and content. We're starting with the monster stuff and seeing where that takes us.

Thanks again.

mike said...

Sounds really fun, I'm pretty much a sucker for any kinda monster.... few exceptions but I won't get into that here......