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Anti-Catholicism in Northern Ireland, 1600–1998

The Mote and the Beam

  • John D. Brewer
  • Gareth I. Higgins

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. John D. Brewer, Gareth I. Higgins
      Pages 1-10
  3. Anti-Catholicism as a Sociological Process in Irish History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-14
    2. John D. Brewer, Gareth I. Higgins
      Pages 15-49
    3. John D. Brewer, Gareth I. Higgins
      Pages 50-86
    4. John D. Brewer, Gareth I. Higgins
      Pages 87-127
  4. Sociological Features of Contemporary Anti-Catholicism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-134
    2. John D. Brewer, Gareth I. Higgins
      Pages 135-174
    3. John D. Brewer, Gareth I. Higgins
      Pages 175-207
    4. John D. Brewer, Gareth I. Higgins
      Pages 208-223
    5. John D. Brewer, Gareth I. Higgins
      Pages 224-231
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 232-248

About this book

Introduction

Anti-Catholicism forms part of the dynamics to Northern Ireland's conflict and is critical to the self-defining identity of certain Protestants. However, anti-Catholicism is as much a sociology process as a theological dispute. It was given a Scriptural underpinning in the history of Protestant-Catholic relations in Ireland, and wider British-Irish relations, in order to reinforce social divisions between the religious communities and to offer a deterministic belief system to justify them. The book examines the socio-economic and political processes that have led to theology being used in social closure and stratification between the seventeenth century and the present day.

Keywords

bibliography dynamics event history history of literature identity Ireland knowledge present protestants reason religious communities sociology theology understanding

Authors and affiliations

  • John D. Brewer
    • 1
  • Gareth I. Higgins
    • 1
  1. 1.The Queen’s University of BelfastUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780333995020
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-74635-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-333-99502-0
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