Catherine Maignant Review of Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: ‘indispensable reading’

I have just become aware of Catherine Maignant’s review of my latest book, Transforming Post-Catholic Irelandpublished in 2016 in the French-language academic journal, Etudes Irlandaises (Irish Studies).

Maignant is Professor of Irish Studies at the University of Lille.Read more...

50% off ‘Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland’ in Oxford’s Christmas Sale

I’ve long lamented the high price of academic books, so I’m pleased to announce that my latest book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity, is featured in Oxford University Press’ 50% off Christmas Sale. 

That means you can … Read more...

Tom Inglis Reviews ‘Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland’: an ‘insightful & intelligent book’

Tom Inglis, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at University College Dublin, has reviewed my latest book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity (Oxford, 2016) in the academic journal Journal of Contemporary Religion, V32(3) September 2017.

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Patrick Mitchel: Questions for the Churches from ‘Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland’

Sometimes you stumble upon something online that you really wish you had read a year ago.

That was the case for me when an internet search for something else turned up a post on Patrick Mitchel’s thoughtful ‘Faith in Ireland’ Read more...

Do the Churches have a Place in a Post-Catholic Ireland? Keynote at ICC’s AGM

I was the keynote speaker at today’s Annual General Meeting of the Irish Council of Churches (ICC) at Belfast Central Mission. My address was titled, ‘Do the Churches have a Place in a Post-Catholic Ireland? The Sociological Reasons for Hope.’… Read more...

Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland Reviewed in Reviews in Religion & Theology by Vladimir Kmec

My latest book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernityhas been reviewed by Vladimir Kmec in the academic journal Reviews in Religion and Theology (January 2017, 24(1), pp. 98-101).

Kmec is a Government of Ireland Post Doctoral … Read more...

Joram Tarusarira on Fr Gerry Reynolds: Lessons for Global Conflicts

clonard-banner1.jpgDr Joram Tarusarira, Assistant Professor in Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, has written a post on ‘The Religion Factor’ blog in memory of the first anniversary of the death of Fr Gerry Reynolds … Read more...

Brian Conway Reviews Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: ‘A superb book for students of religion’

TransformingPostCatholicCoverBrian Conway, a lecturer in Sociology at Maynooth University, has reviewed my latest book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity, in the academic journal Irish Theological Quarterly 81(4), 2016. 

I’ve reproduced excerpts from the review below. I particularly … 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...

My New Book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland, on Newstalk with Sean Moncrieff

TransformingPostCatholicCoverYesterday I was interviewed on Newstalk FM about my latest book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity.

You can listen to the full interview (about 12 minutes) below, where host Sean Moncrieff asks some wide-ranging questions.

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Ireland as a Post-Catholic Religious Market? The Church in a Pluralist Society Conference

TransformingPostCatholicCoverLast week I presented a paper, ‘Ireland as a Post-Catholic Religious Market? The Role of Extra-Institutional Religion,’ at a conference on ‘The Church in a Pluralist Society,’ hosted by the Loyola Institute in Trinity College Dublin. 

The talk was based … Read more...