Gallagher Michael Paul
Author(s): Michael Paul Gallagher
Originally presented as a lecture at the National Religious Education Congress I Arise Today in October 2007, this book discusses the positive and negative sides of a new Irish post-modernity.
The title The Disturbing Freshness of Christ is intended to point to a key issue sometimes forgotten in our more external debates about church or religion. This book seeks to go beyond a merely sociological account of the new context to a more cultural and pastoral-theological reading of the situation. Beside glittering success, religion can seem old-fashioned, boring and alien in the eyes of many , like a dying language. Through this, we are challenged to imagine a different quality of Christian commitment.