Author(s): John R. Walsh
Series: Into the Classroom
Paperback: 122 pages
Publisher: Veritas Publications (December 31, 2003)
Into the Classroom is a series of eleven new books designed for second-level teachers beginning the new Leaving Certificate Religious Education syllabus. Each of the books covers all the content in the relevant syllabus section. With their accessible and engaging commentary, they will also be of great interest to third-level students, educators and a general readership.
Belief in God has been a mainstay of life in Ireland since early times. Today, Ireland has the highest percentage of practising Christians in Western Europe. In Religion: The Irish Experience, J.R. Walsh surveys the religious experience of the Irish people through the ages. Including a discussion of the influence of the monastic movement on the Church in Ireland and the connections between land and religion, the author also explores the impact of Enlightenment thinking in Europe and in Ireland, and the development of a diversity of belief in modern Ireland.
Religion: The Irish Experience is a stimulating introduction to a fascinating topic.