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Dr Patrick ClaffeyDr Patrick Claffey

Adjunct Assistant Professor

t: +353 1 896 1297

Academic Degrees / Qualifications

2000 - MA, African Christianity, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London,
2004 - PhD School of Oriental and African Studies, University, London


Dr Claffey’s areas of speciality are in World Christianities and in Asian Religions.
He is currently President of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions (ISASR)

Research Interests

World Christianities/Africa and Asia
Religion and politics
Contextual theologies
Southeast Asian religions
Inter-religious dialogue
The Church in contemporary Ireland

Teaching Responsibilities

JF - World Religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism
SF and JS World Christianities: Africa and Asia

Recent Publications

Edited volumes

with Joe Egan and Marie Keenan, Broken Faith: Why Hope Matters, in press.

with Joe Egan, Liberation Theology: Movement or Moment (Oxford: P. Lang, 2009)

Book chapters

‘The Faith to Change’ in Eamon Maher and John Littleton (Eds), What Being Catholic Means to Me (Dublin: Columba Press, 2012)

‘Masters and Servants: Joseph Pagnol, Bryan MacMahon and the Primary School’ in Yann Bévant, Eamon Maher, Grace Neville and Eugene O’Brien (Eds), Issues of Globalisation and Secularisation in a Franco-Irish Context, Studies in Franco-Irish Relations, Vol 3 (Oxford: P. Lang, 2009), 195-219.


‘Carving the Runes: The Life Work and Faith of George Mackay Brown’, Doctrine and Life, 60/2 (2010) 50-54.

 ‘Are we following France: Patterns of Secularisation in Ireland, Doctrine and Life 59/7 (2009) 2-19.

List of Publications pre 2009

Last updated 21 October 2015 (Email).