Crawford Gribben, Professor of History at Queen’s University Belfast, has written a compelling review of recent scholarship on American evangelicalism for The American Interest. Surveying the most important research of the last several years, Gribben shows how there has been a ‘Third Great Awakening’ within contemporary American evangelicalism. He describes the character of this awakening among leaders and […]
I’ve posted a full review of the book Rest and Be Thankful: Autobiography of a Belfast Missionary, on the Slugger O’Toole blog.
On Saturday I had the opportunity to speak at Rubicon in Dublin about my forthcoming book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland. Last week I was also able to unveil the cover for the book, which features a striking image by photographer David McDonald. (Thanks to everyone who participated in the Facebook poll to help choose the cover.) Rubicon […]
There’s a pamphlet being distributed at Clonard Monastery, ‘Little Steps on Our Pilgrim Way,’ written by Fr Gerry Reynolds. It details some of the activities of Clonard’s reconciliation mission and informs people of the next ‘In Joyful Hope’ shared Eucharist/communion event, which is set for 17 November at 8 pm in Whitehouse Presbyterian Church. The text […]
I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, a review of a new book by David Mitchell, ‘Politics and Peace in Northern Ireland: Political Parties and the Implementation of the 1998 Agreement.’
I’m pleased to share that my latest book, co-authored with Gerardo Marti, The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity (Oxford, 2014) has been awarded the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion’s 2015 Distinguished Book Award. The announcement was made at the SSSR Annual Meeting in Newport Beach, California, 23-25 October. Founded in 1949, SSSR fosters interdisciplinary dialogue […]
You now can read an abridged version of my lecture at the Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain at the University of Groningen, ‘Is Reconciliation Possible after Violent Conflict’ on the Centre’s blog: ‘The Religion Factor.’ I’ve previously posted a full version of the talk.
My latest book, The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity, co-authored with Gerardo Marti, has been reviewed by Matthew Guest in the academic publication Journal of Contemporary Religion (October 2015, pp. 544-546). You can read the review in full on academia.edu, but I have reproduced some excerpts below: Review of The Deconstructed Church in Journal of Contemporary Religion by Matthew […]
Last week I presented a lecture at the Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain (CRCPD) at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands titled, ‘Is Reconciliation Possible after Violent Conflict? Analysing Christian Peacebuilders and their Promotion of Reconciliation.’ The lecture drew primarily on my research in Northern Ireland, South Africa and Zimbabwe. An […]
Last week I posted an excerpt from a new book, Rest and be Thankful: Autobiography of a Belfast Missionary – Daniel Cummings C.Ss.R, which was published this year and launched at Clonard Monastery in July. The book chronicles the varied and fascinating childhood and religious career of Fr Cummings (1907-1977). It includes descriptions of his childhood […]
Rest and be Thankful: Autobiography of a Belfast Missionary – Daniel Cummings C.Ss.R, was published this year and launched at Clonard Monastery in July. The book chronicles the varied and fascinating childhood and religious career of Fr Cummings (1907-1977). It includes descriptions of his childhood in a troubled Belfast, his ministry at Clonard Monastery, the […]