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 on my latest book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity.

The paper explored three claims that I make in the book:

  • We can characterize the island of Ireland as ‘post-Catholic’
  • We can describe the religious landscape on the island of Ireland as a ‘market’
  • The concept of ‘extra-institutional religion’ – which I develop in the book – can help us understand how religion is changing and evolving

Loyola TCD Talk

The first chapter of my book is available for free on the Oxford University Press website.

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

  1. Dom August 8, 2016 at 11:02 pm #

    I hope you are right. And I hope there develops a diversity of religious practices that relegates hierarchical and institutionalized religion to the dustbin of history!

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