Understanding ‘No Religion’ – New Video on Vakuum via Peter Jost

You can watch a video of my talk, The Apocalypse for Religion: Understanding People who identify as ‘No Religion’, which I gave last week at Wake, an annual boutique festival in Belfast curated by Peter Rollins. The video title is … Read more...

The Apocalypse for Religion – at Peter Rollins’ Wake Festival

Today I had the privilege of participating in Wake, an annual boutique festival in Belfast, which is curated by Peter Rollins. It’s always a treat to catch up on Pete’s latest work, and to meet the people who come … Read more...

‘A treasure trove of inspirational stories’ – Religion’s contribution to public debate?

My latest book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland, is an academic publication. But I always write with the hope that my research can have some sort of value in the ‘real world.’

So I am delighted that Fr Gerry O’Hanlon SJ cites Read more...

How Religion Still Matters in a Post-Catholic Ireland – Text of Keynote

Last week I had the opportunity to give a keynote address at a conference on ‘Irish Catholicism on Trial,’ a multidisciplinary event at the Institute of Technology, Tallaght. The title of my lecture was ‘Understanding Post-Catholic Ireland: Does Religion … Read more...

Reading Religion Review of Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: ‘action research at its best’

linda&gladysMy latest book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernityhas been reviewed on the new Reading Religion website, a publication of the American Academy of Religion.

The review is written by Amy Heath-Carpentier, a graduate student … Read more...

“Essential reading for anyone involved in Christian Church leadership in Ireland in 2016”: Steve Stockman Reviews Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland

TransformingLaunchRev Steve Stockman, the minister at Fitzroy Presbyterian Church in Belfast, has reviewed my latest book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity. 

Writing on his blog Soul Surmise, he says:

For 20 years I have watched, and wrestled

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Grace Davie – Religion in Britain: A Persistent Paradox, Book Review

davie2015Grace Davie’s 1994 book, Religion in Britain since 1994: Believing without Belonging, has become a classic in the sociology of religion and its memorable subtitle has even filtered into the popular consciousness. I’ve heard clerics and Christian activists use … Read more...

Catherwood Lecture: Jenny Taylor on Religious Literacy and Post-Multicultural Possibilities

jennytaylorDr Jenny Taylor spoke on ‘When Words Fail: Religious Literacy and Post-Multicultural Possibilities’ at Contemporary Christianity’s annual Catherwood Lecture in Public Theology on Thursday evening.

Will Leitch of the BBC and I were respondents to Taylor’s lecture. You can read Read more...

Peter Rollins: God is Undead – Lecture Review & Start of Fringe Festival Tonight with John Caputo

godisundeadAre we haunted by a god(s) we don’t believe in?

That was one of the fundamental questions raised by Peter Rollins in a lecture on Sunday afternoon, ‘God is Undead: The Religion of New Atheism,’ in the Seedhead Arts’ Faculty Read more...

Peter Rollins in Belfast, 12-17 April: God is Undead Lecture & Tricks of the Light Fringe Pass

pete_rollins_mediumPeter Rollins, the Belfast-born philosopher and popular conversation partner in the international Emerging Church Movement, will be in his home city next week with a series of events that are open to the general public.

Yesterday, I reviewed his latest Read more...