A personal view of religious intolerance in Ireland. Jonathan Swift once wrote that ""In Ireland, enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love."" Victor Griffin, who occupied the same position as Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, examines the complex issue of religious intolerance in Ireland. He describes the experience of being brought up as a member of the minority Protestant community in the Republic of Ireland and later working as a Church of Ireland minister in Derry, experiencing the joys and sorrows, the positives and negatives of life on both sides of the border. He considers a wide range of Irish Christian issues: the legacy of intolerance and sectarianism; church-state relations and the problems they have caused for both church and state; Protestants in the Irish Free State; the harmful effects of Partition; and many others. He considers the ups and downs of the ecumenical movement. ""Bridging the expected future and the known past, the best of this book allows hope and history to mingle and sometimes even chime... [It] is the calmest most thought-through book on the relationships between religion and politics in Ireland I have read.""--The Irish Times.
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Book Description Columba Press, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111856073602