Blair (John) (ed.), Sharpe (Richard) (ed.): Pastoral care before the parish / edited by John Blair and Richard John Sharpe.
SEHB. Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1992. ix + 298 pp.
Papers from a conference held in Oxford, 4-6 November 1989.

Rev. by
David Rollason, in English historical review 110 (1995), p. 437.
G. W. Olsen, in American historical review 98 (1993), pp. 150-151.
J. S. Barrow, in Deutsches Archiv 49 (1993), p. 713.
G. W. S. Barrow, in IR 44/2 (Autumn, 1993), pp. 200-202.
Eric Cambridge, in Early medieval Europe 2 (1993), pp. 76-77.


Charles-Edwards (Thomas): The pastoral role of the church in the early Irish laws.
In Pastoral care before the parish (1992), pp. 63–80.
Discusses the pastoral role of the early Irish church as revealed in texts of a prescriptive character. In Appendix: Inventory of relevant texts.

Sharpe (Richard): Churches and communities in early medieval Ireland: towards a pastoral model.
In Pastoral care before the parish (1992), pp. 81–109.

MacQuarrie (Alan): Early Christian religious houses in Scotland: foundation and function.
In Pastoral care before the parish (1992), pp. 110–133.