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Irish Catholic Identities free pdf 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 secularisation 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 formation can be traced over time. The book delineates the course of historical developments which complicated the process of identity formation in the Irish context, when by turns Irish Catholics saw themselves as battling against English hegemony or the Protestant Reformation. Without doubt the Reformation era cast a long shadow over how Irish Catholics would see themselves. But the process of identity formation was of much longer duration. Newly available in paperback, this work traces the elements which have shaped how the Catholic Irish identified themselves, and explores the political, religious and cultural dimensions of the complex picture which is Irish Catholic identity. The essays represent a systematic attempt to explore the fluidity of the components that make up Catholic identity in Ireland.

About Oliver P. Rafferty

Oliver P. Rafferty teaches church history at Heythrop College, University of London

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Author : Oliver P. Rafferty
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Data Published : 01 April 2015
ISBN : 0719097312
EAN : 9780719097317
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 398 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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