The Historical Dimensions of Irish Catholicism by Larkin
English | June 1, 1984 | ISBN: 0813205948 | 147 Pages | PDF | 9 MB
Throughout the nineteenth century, the phenomenon of "Irish Catholicism" became an important part of the religious landscape in the entire English-speaking world. Extending beyond the Roman Catholic Church in England and Scotland, the developing values and mores of Irish Catholicism strongly influenced the Church in the United States and many other English-speaking countries. In an effort to better understand the phenomenon, Emmet Larkin attempts to explain how the Church was able to acquire such considerable power and influence in nineteenth-century Ireland. This volume, originally published in 1976 and reprinted with a new introduction in 1984, is the partial fruit of Emmet Larkin's lifetime study of the history of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland.