Moral monopoly : the rise and fall of the Catholic Church in modern Ireland (Book, 1998) [WorldCat.org]
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Moral monopoly : the rise and fall of the Catholic Church in modern Ireland

Author: Tom Inglis
Publisher: Dublin : University College Dublin, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an explanation of how the Catholic Church came to hold such a powerful position in Irish society, and the factors central to the decline in the Church's monopoly on morality.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Inglis
ISBN: 1900621126 9781900621120
OCLC Number: 1179464129
Description: vii, 312p.
Contents: Religious habitus of Irish Catholics; church organization and control; power and the Catholic church in Irish social, political and economic life; growth of the power of the institutional church in 19th-century Ireland; Irish civilizing process; transformation of Irish society; the Irish mother; decline in the Catholic church monopoly on Irish morality, 1986-97; influence of the Catholic church on modern Irish society.
Responsibility: Tom Inglis.

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"This is a fascinating and very readable study of the growth and diminution of the Church's influence over all aspects of life in Ireland from the beginning of the last century up to the present." Read more...

 
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