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Book Launch: Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland - 12 April 2016

You are invited to the Launch and Author Meets Critics Discussion of a new book by Dr Gladys Ganiel, Queen's University Belfast, 'Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity', Oxford University Press.

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2016

Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm/8.00pm

Venue: Irish School of Ecumenics-Loyola Institute Building, Room G7, Trinity College Dublin 2

Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland is the first major book to explore the dynamic religious landscape of contemporary Ireland, north and south, and to analyse the island's religious transition. It confirms that the Catholic Church's long-standing 'monopoly' has well and truly disintegrated, replaced by a mixed, post-Catholic religious 'market' featuring new and growing expressions of Protestantism, as well as other religions. It describes how people of faith are developing 'extra-institutional' expressions of religion, keeping their faith alive outside or in addition to the institutional Catholic Church.

The book is based on the Irish School of Ecumenics' 'Visioning 21st Century Ecumenism' research project, which was funded by the Irish Research Council.

The Author Meets Critics discussion will begin at 6.30pm and be chaired by Prof Linda Hogan, Vice Provost of TCD and Prof of Ecumenics. It will feature Prof Siobhan Garrigan, Loyola Chair of Catholic Theology in TCD; Dr Patrick Mitchel, Principal of Belfast Bible College; and Dr Brian Conway, Lecturer in Sociology in Maynooth.

The book will be available at a special launch price of €38.

Please RSVP by 5 April 2016 to

Click here for a map of the ISE Location | Entering via the Lincoln Gate, the ISE-LI building is located close to the rugby and the cricket pitches. The wonderful 'Apples and Atoms' sculpture is a helpful landmark.






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