The Church of Ireland and its past

history, interpretation and identity


Mark Empey, Alan Ford & Miriam Moffitt, editors

Hardback €49.50
Catalogue Price: €55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-637-5
July 2017. 360pp.

'This book makes for very interesting reading which will appeal not only to those with an interest in the Church of Ireland but also to those with an interest in how church history or ecclesiastical history has changed over the centuries [...] it provides a valuable insight into the new ways historians today approach church history', Brian M. Walker, Familia: Ulster Genealogical Review (2018).

'This book is an important one as it places in context the 'confessional' approach of those writing from within the tradition; and one of its strengths is that it [recognises] the scholarship and professionalism of the past', Kenneth Milne, Search: a Church of Ireland Journal (2018).

'This ambitious book ... seeks to provide a comprehensive interpretive understanding of Irish Anglicanism from  the foundation of the Church of Ireland in 1536 down to the present. it is written by some of Ireland's leading historians or English historians of Ireland, with one American in the mix ... there is much to be commended  ... a marvellous collection', Oliver P. Rafferty, Journal of Ecclesiastical History (2019).