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Theology in the University: The Irish Context

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Theology in the University
the irish context
Edited by Fiachra Long and Pádraig Corkery
Education in Ireland is entering a phase of far-reaching change, as witnessed in the Government’s White Paper and the Universities Bill now being debated. There is, therefore, a new climate for considering the place of theology in university studies. Must theological study be controlled by the Churches? What can we learn from the experience of the ‘ “Godless” Colleges’? Is a university complete if it is without a serious theological component? Is it any longer possible to justify the exclusion of theology from the life and curriculum of the National University of Ireland?

Contributors: Seán Freyne, Finlay Holmes, Dermot Keogh, John A. Murphy, Áine Hyland and scientist Máire Mulcahy. And the editors draw these various strands together with a reflection on ‘Teaching Theology in a Secular University’.

‘The issues raised in these essays are timely, indeed urgent. They are in need of much more extensive debate.… One can only hope that the very well informed and urbane conversations which were begun in Cork … will now be continued.’
Eugene Duffy in Doctrine & Life


215 x 138 mm 144 pages Paperback €10.15

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