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Published: 01 August 2010

320 Pages | 7 llustrations, black & white, 5 Maps

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719078798

Bookseller Code (06)


The Society for Irish Church Missions to the Roman Catholics, 1849-1950

Miriam Moffitt

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Details traces the origins, development and impact of the proselytizing organization, the Society for Irish Church Missions to the Roman Catholics
  • Argues that this ostensibly religious society was also underpinned by social, political, and economic factors and demonstrates that by the mid 1850s the mission operated on a very substantial scale
  • Uses contemporary sources, folklore evidence, and the depiction of proselytizing missions in both Catholic and Protestant denomination literature and fictional writings Shines light on the inter-faith tensions of nineteenth-century Ireland, detailing the religious, political, social and economic motivations of those who sought to rescue souls from the 'errors of Rome'

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