The Origins of Sectarianism in Early Modern Ireland

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Dezember 2005



Within a country where religious divisions have both a long history and a direct contemporary relevance, this book examines how they first emerged in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Leading Irish historians examine how separate Catholic and Protestant church structures and communities were created both nationally and locally. They analyze the ways in which the rival institutions influenced perceptions of religious difference, resulting in a pattern in Irish history of Protestants and Catholics living together as separate denominations.


1. Living together, living apart: sectarianism in early modern Ireland Alan Ford; 2. Confessionalization in Ireland: periodisation and character, 1534-1649 Ute Lotz-Heumann; 3. Protestant prelates or godly pastors? The dilemma of the early Stuart episcopate John McCafferty; 4. 'In imitation of that holy patron of prelates the blessed St Charles': Episcopal activity in Ireland and the formation of a confessional identity, 1618-53 Tadhg O Hannrachain; 5. A haven of popery: English Catholic migration to Ireland in the age of plantations David Edwards; 6. The Irish historical renaissance and the shaping of Protestant history Alan Ford; 7. Religion, culture and the bardic elite in early modern Ireland Marc Caball; 8. The political and religious thought of Florence Conry and Hugh McCaughwell Micheal MacCraith; 9. Sectarianism: division and dissent in Irish Catholicism Brian Jackson; 10. Concluding reflection: confronting violence of the Irish reformations John Morrill.


Alan Ford is Professor of Theology at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of The Protestant Reformation (1997) and editor, with James Maguire and Kenneth Milne, of As by Law Established: The Church of Ireland since the Reformation (1995). John McCafferty is Director of the Micheal O Cleirigh Institute at University College Dublin. He has published articles on late medieval and early modern Ireland.


Review of the hardback: 'This is a most welcome collection that adds new and refreshing insights into the complex and many-layered history of Ireland in this period.' Contemporary Review Review of the hardback: 'Unexpected but illuminating comparisons are made with, for example, Transylvania and the Balkans ... Welcome, too, is the use of European intellectual currents - Weber and Durkheim - to comprehend Irish experiences ... ideas of sectarianism and confessionalisation originated among scholars seeking to make better sense of what happened in Germany ... same forces animating and sometimes dividing the post-Tridentine Church agitated Ireland ... the collection, mining rich materials, offers much to ponder.' Journal of Ecclesiastical History
EAN: 9780521837552
ISBN: 0521837553
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2005
Seitenanzahl: 249 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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