A People of the Word
Author(s): Brendan Leahy, Salvador Ryan
Extent: 322 pages
Brendan Leahy is professor of theology at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, and author of numerous publications. A von Balthasar scholar, he is involved in ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue. He is also Secretary of the Irish Bishops’ Advisory Committee on Ecumenism.
Salvador Ryan is professor of ecclesiastical history at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth and has published widely in the area of late medieval and early modern popular religious belief. He has recently edited (with Henning Laugerud), Devotional Cultures
Treasures of Irish Christianity was published to great acclaim in the summer of 2012. This second volume offers readers further scholarly yet readily-accessible short articles on a vast array of treasures from the Irish Christian tradition, with a focus on the Irish and their relationship with the Word.
It covers items ranging from religious folk tales to reflections on Yeats, Joyce, Kavanagh and Beckett; from words on the margins of ancient manuscripts to the first Lutheran congregation in Dublin; from early High Crosses to the thirteenth-century Kilcormac Missal; from the Medieval Office of St Brigid to Pugin architecture; and from Church of Ireland hymnody to the recent Share the Good News publication.
Written by a large number of Irish scholars from a variety of disciplines, this second volume is also richly illustrated.
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|Dimensions||23.01 × 15.39 × 2.39 cm|