With St. Patrick’s Day coming up next week, we a presented with a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the history of Ireland and the Irish people.
There are a number of striking issues that come to mind, when I think about the Church and Ireland. For instance:
- The lives and work of saints like Patrick and Brendan.
- Celtic Christianity and its distinction from Roman Christianity.
- Celtic Monasticism.
- Irish Immigration to the United States.
- The deep conflict between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.
- And more…
So, we want to know what interests you most (of the above issues or others) about Irish Christianity, and what books have you read in reflecting on these issues?
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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com