Cardinal Paul Cullen and his world

Dáire Keogh & Albert McDonnell editors

Hardback €49.50
Catalogue Price: €55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-235-3
June 2011. 470pp; ills.

From the mid-nineteenth century, the authority of Cardinal Paul Cullen (1803–78) was ubiquitous within Irish society and the English-speaking world. Contemporaries spoke of the ‘Cullenization of Irish society’; a Times obituary celebrated him as ‘an agent of great change’, while a critical James Joyce lampooned the cardinal as the ‘apple of God’s eye’. The book brings together thirty scholars who offer a broad perspective on the Cardinal and his age.

Contributors include: Eamon Duffy (U Cambridge), Mary E. Daly (UCD), Virginia Crossman (Oxford Brookes U), Gerard Moran (NUIM), Liam Chambers (Mary I), S.J. Connolly (QUB), Ian Ker (Oxford U), James H. Murphy (DePaul U), Miriam Moffitt (NUIM), Joe Doyle, Anne Marie Close, Andrew Shields, Dáire Keogh (all St Pat’s, DCU), Matthew Kelly (Southampton U), Ambrose Macaulay, John Montague, Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, Anne O’Connor (all NUIG), Christopher Korten (U Poznan), Norman Tanner SJ (Gregorian U, Rome), Ciarán O’Carroll (Clonliffe College, Dublin), Eileen Kane (UCD), Fintan Cullen (U Nottingham), Margaret Ó hÓgartaigh (All Hallows, DCU), Colin Barr (Ave Maria U), Rory Sweetman (U Otago), Oliver Rafferty, SJ (Heythrop College) and Emmet Larkin (U Chicago).

Dáire Keogh lectures in St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University, and is the author of, most recently, Edmund Rice and the first Christian Brothers (2008). Albert McDonnell is vice-rector of the Irish College, Rome.