Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Transforming Post-Catholic IrelandReligious Practice in Late Modernity$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Gladys Ganiel

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198745785

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745785.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 28 January 2021

Jesus Centre, Dublin

Jesus Centre, Dublin

(p.156) 8 Jesus Centre, Dublin
Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland

Gladys Ganiel

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents the findings from a case study of Jesus Centre, Dublin, a parish of the charismatic/Pentecostal, Nigerian-based Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). It includes a history of Jesus Centre, and explores how it has created an extra-institutional space where people’s everyday beliefs and practices are contrasted to Irish Catholicism. This is seen in how people spoke about evangelism, their interactions with other churches, and promoting healing from clerical sexual abuse scandals. It argues that Jesus Centre both complements and challenges Ireland’s traditional institutional churches because it is a space where many have experienced personal transformation, and because its increasing interactions with other church and secular groups make it poised to contribute to wider transformations. Because Jesus Centre is not caught up in the sectarianism of the island’s past, they may have unique contributions to make to reconciliation.

Keywords:   charismatic/Pentecostal Christianity, reconciliation, extra-institutional religion, evangelism, Irish Catholicism, Redeemed Christian Church of God, sectarianism, clerical sexual abuse scandals

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .