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Moral Monopoly: Rise and Fall of the Catholic Church in Modern Ireland

Rise and Fall of the Catholic Church in Modern Ireland

This is an explanation of how the Catholic Church came to hold such a powerful position in Irish society, and the factors central to the decline in the Church’s monopoly on morality.

320 pages


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Table of Contents

Religious habitus of Irish Catholics church organization and control power and the Catholic church in Irish social, political and economic life growth of the power of the institutional church in 19th-century Ireland Irish civilizing process transformation of Irish society the Irish mother decline in the Catholic church monopoly on Irish morality, 1986-97 influence of the Catholic church on modern Irish society.

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