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God and the Gun: The Church and Irish Terrorism: Dillon, Martin God and the Gun: The Church and Irish Terrorism: Dillon, Martin

God and the Gun: The Church and Irish Terrorism

Dillon, Martin

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ISBN 10: 0415920604 / ISBN 13: 9780415920605
Published by Routledge, 1998
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Type: Hardback Hardcover Book As New with Very Good Dust Jacket. Martin Dillon shows how historical injustices and religious divisions have led to the current (1998) Irish situation. He charts the history of the paramilitary forces on both sides of the political divide as well as the wavering attitudes of religious leaders and politicians towards them. Binding of black half cloth with gilt titles, with tan speckled boards. Very clean and unmarked, tight and solid, square with sharp corners. Jacket is clean and bright, slightly rumpled along top and lower edges. IRISH HISTORY; CHURCH HISTORY, NORTHERN IRELAND; IRISH TERRORISM. 5 x 9" tall. 244 pages. Routledge, New York, NY, 1998. First published by Orion, London, 1997. Bookseller Inventory # 012051

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Title: God and the Gun: The Church and Irish ...

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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This book is the first of its kind to examine the role of religion in Northern Ireland by talking directly to those involved: to the churchmen and to the terrorists. It shows how religious conditioning and history lead inexorably to political violence. It asks Roman Catholic and Protestant paramilitaries how they can reconcile murder with their Christian convictions, and what the men of God should - or could - do to stop the killing. Martin Dillon talks to Billy Wright, loyalist hard man, whose murder in MAZE Prison on December 27, 1997 threatens the peace process; to Kenny McClinton, a convicted murderer who once advocated beheading Roman Catholics and impaling their heads on railings; to motherly Eileen, a leading member of the women's arm of the IRA; and to Father Pat Buckley - prepared to break the confessional seal to save a Unionist MP under threat of assassination but also to smuggle a Republican prisoner's wife across the Irish border.

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