Book launch: The Church of Ireland and its past
6–7pm, Friday 20 October | The Treasury, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
Professor John Morrill, Faculty of History, Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, will launch The Church of Ireland and its past, edited by Mark Empey, Alan Ford and Mags Mannion, at an event in Christ Church Cathedral. This is being held as part of the ‘Reformation 500’ conference.
About the book:
This book brings together leading Irish historians who examine how the history of the Church of Ireland has been written in the 500 years since the Reformation. It traces the emergence of a distinctly Protestant narrative, shaped by the belief that the Church of Ireland was the true descendant of St Patrick, and shows how this endured down to the twentieth century, before being challenged by the development of a more secular and professional approach to the writing of history.