Encyclopedia of Irish Spirituality

Encyclopedia of Irish Spirituality

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This fascinating reference work illuminates Ireland's remarkable religious traditions, from prehistoric times through the ages.

Ireland's history is filled with religious riches unknown to the rest of the world. The Encyclopedia of Irish Spirituality celebrates the amazing links among Ireland's religious traditions over the ages. Despite the present-day tensions between Catholic and Protestant, the main characteristic of Irish religion has always been accommodation. Again and again, the Irish have adapted, revived, and reinterpreted their religious past, not rejected it, to create a spirituality that has a flavor all its own.


* Beautifully illustrated
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Product details

  • Hardback | 417 pages
  • 177.8 x 254 x 23.88mm | 961.62g
  • Santa Barbara, United States
  • English
  • 1576071464
  • 9781576071465

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"Recommended for general and undergraduate collections." - Choice "Suitable for large public and academic libraries that are in need of a fresh title for their religion sections." - Booklist "Interesting and useful. . . . Recommended for academic and public libraries." - American Reference Books Annual "Recommended for larger public and academic libraries or libraries with strong patron interest in Irish or New Age spirituality." - Library Journal
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About Phyllis G. Jestice

Phyllis G. Jestice is a lecturer in medieval european history, specializing in the history of religion.
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