Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2004

376 Pages | 2 figures

ISBN: 9780199256150

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Evangelicalism and National Identity in Ulster, 1921-1998

Patrick Mitchel

  • Controversial - it challenges particularly Paisleyism and Orangeism within terms of their own belief systems
  • Innovative - it offers an fresh interpretation of Paisleyism from previous theories of Bruce, Smyth, and Taylor
  • Provides a rounded picture of Ulster Evangelicalism by fresh or new analysis of other, unresearched or overlooked, Evangelical identities
  • Focuses on key contemporary themes of belonging, identity and culture
  • Offers an inside look at an important component of Northern Irish society which in turn provides a valuable context for understanding increasing Protestant fragmentation in the Peace Process era
  • Takes religion seriously as a factor in the conflict in Northern Ireland and shows how, for Evangelicals, radically differing interpretations of what the Bible says to the conflict are vital to understanding Evangelical attitudes and actions in the post-Good Friday Agreement era
  • Unique comparative assessment of the interaction between religion and nationalism in Northern Ireland.
  • Includes comments on recent events - for example, the current suspension of the Northern Ireland Assembly