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Irish Catholic identities

Author: Oliver Rafferty; Manchester University Press,
Publisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2015. ©2013
Series: Manchester Religious Studies
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'What does it mean to be Irish? Are the predicates Catholic and Irish so inextricably linked that it is impossible to have one and not the other? Does the process of secularization in modern times mean that Catholicism is no longer a touchstone of what it means to be Irish? Indeed was such a paradigm ever true? These are among the fundamental issues addressed in this work which examines whether distinct identity  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rafferty, Oliver.
Irish Catholic identities,
Manchester, UK. : Manchester University Press, 2013,
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Rafferty; Manchester University Press,
ISBN: 9780719098376 0719098378
OCLC Number: 1164785682
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Available through ManchesterHive.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 386 pages) : map.
Contents: Introduction / Oliver P. Rafferty --
Part I: The Celts, Catholicism and the middle ages --
1. Gaelic and Catholic in the early middle ages / Bernhard Maier --
2. Island of saints and scholars: myth or reality? / Donnchadh Ó Corráin --
3. The devotional landscape of medieval Irish cultural Catholicism inter hibernicos et inter anglicos,c.1200-c.1550 / Salvador Ryan --
Part II: Early modern struggles --
4. Irish political Catholicism from the 1530s to 1660 / David Finnegan --
5. The 'absenting of the bishop of Armagh': Eucharistic controversy and the English origins of Irish Catholic identity, 1550-51 / James Murray --
6. Henry Fitzsimon, the Irish Jesuits and Catholic identity in the early modern period / Brian Jackson --
7. Gaelic Catholicism and the Ulster plantation / Raymond Gillespie --
Part III: Identity formation in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries --
8. Irish-language sources for Irish Catholic identity since the early modern period: a brief survey / Éamonn Ó Ciardha --
9. The penal laws against Irish Catholics: were they too good for them? / Thomas Bartlett --
Part IV: Culture, women and the American diaspora --
10. Irish Catholic culture in the nineteenth century: a study in perjury / Owen Dudley Edwards --
11. The voices of Catholic women in Ireland, 1800-1921 / Caitriona Clear --
12. Irish diaspora Catholicism in North America / David Doyle --
Part V: English Catholics and Irish identity --
13. Brethren in Christ: Frederick Lucas and social Catholicism in Ireland / Patrick Maume --
14. The 'greening' of Cardinal Manning / Fergal Casey --
Part VI: Faith, wealth and Catholic Unionism --
15. Power, wealth and Catholic identity in Ireland, 1850-1900 / Ciaran O'Neill --
16. The Esmonde family of Co. Wexford and Catholic loyalty / Richard Keogh and James McConnel --
17. Catholic Unionism: a case study: Sir Denis Stanislaus Henry (1864-1925) / Éamon Phoenix --
Part VII: Contemporary expressions of Catholic and Irish identity --
18. Identity and political fragmentation in independent Ireland, 1923-83 / Louise Fuller --
19. Secular prayers: Catholic imagination, modern Irish writing and the case of John McGahern / Frank Shovlin --
20. Catholic-Christian identity and modern Irish poetry / Bernard O'Donoghue --
21. Northern Catholics and the early years of the Troubles / Oliver P. Rafferty --
22. Irish identity and the future of Catholicism / Niall Coll --
Series Title: Manchester Religious Studies
Responsibility: edited by Oliver P. Rafferty.


Explores the historical developments that shaped Irish identity and linked it so closely to Catholicism -- .  Read more...


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'The editor of this book must be commended for focusing our attention on amuch-neglected field. The collection reflects something of the state of the artin the study of Irish identity formation and Read more...

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