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Untangling the web of 19th century inter-church relations

rafferty_book_01.jpgOliver Rafferty SJ, who taught at various colleges in England, Ireland and the United States, has just brought out a new academic work about Catholicism in 19th Century Ireland. The Catholic Church and the Protestant State: Nineteenth-century Irish realities pays particular attention to the deep complexities and ironies in the relationship between the Catholic Church and the various Protestant churches in Ireland in the decades after the Act of Union. The book can be purchased from the publishers, Four Courts Press.