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Current debates: new religion(s) in Ireland ‘Alternative spiritualities, new religious movements and the New Age in Ireland’ conference report, NUI Maynooth, 30–31 October 2009

Cox, Laurence (2010) Current debates: new religion(s) in Ireland ‘Alternative spiritualities, new religious movements and the New Age in Ireland’ conference report, NUI Maynooth, 30–31 October 2009. Irish Journal of Sociology, 18 (1). pp. 100-111.

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Abstract

Recent decades have seen a sea change in the study of religion in Ireland. Numerically dominated by theology until very recently – to the extent that Ireland is one of only two European countries without an association for the non-confessional study of religion – the quantitative decline in academic theology, the generational change of staff, the merging of seminaries and the increasingly lay character of their students are all pointing towards a gradual transformation into departments of religious studies, following the experience of other Northern countries.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: New religion(s) in Ireland; Alternative spiritualities; New Age in Ireland;
Subjects: Social Sciences > Sociology
Item ID: 2197
Depositing User: Dr. Laurence Cox
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2010 12:14
Journal or Publication Title: Irish Journal of Sociology
Publisher: A & A Farmar
Refereed: Yes
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