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Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity

Gladys Ganiel


Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland is the first major book to explore the dynamic religious landscape of contemporary Ireland, north and south, and to analyse the island’s religious transition. It confirms that the Catholic Church’s long-standing ‘monopoly’ has well and truly disintegrated, replaced by a mixed, post-Catholic religious ‘market’ featuring new and growing expressions of Protestantism, as well as other religions. It describes how people of faith are developing ‘extra-institutional’ expressions of religion, keeping their faith alive outside or in addition to the institutional Catho ... More

Keywords: post-Catholic, extra-institutional religion, Ireland, Northern Ireland, religious market, sectarianism, reconciliation, ecumenism, religious diversity, clerical sexual abuse scandals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198745785
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745785.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gladys Ganiel, author
Research Fellow in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, Queen's University Belfast