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The Church of Ireland and the Third Home Rule Bill /
Andrew Scholes.
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Dublin ; Portland, OR : Irish Academic Press, 2010.
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180 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9780716530527 (hbk.)
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Dublin ; Portland, OR : Irish Academic Press, 2010.
isbn
9780716530527 (hbk.)
catalogue key
7080012
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This volume is essential reading for historians of the third Home Rule crisis and their students, and will interest any general reader interested in the history of Ireland and the role of religion in this period.
Main Description
The third Home Rule crisis dominated Irish politics between 1910 and 1918. General elections bookend a period colored by hugely dramatic and controversial events that still resonate today, such as Ulster Day, the Larne Gun-running, the Easter Rising, the Somme offensive, and the Conscription Crisis. The Church of Ireland, as the largest Protestant church in Ireland, played a key role in many of these events. This book provides the first comprehensive study of the Church in this period. It explores in detail the complex relationship between the Church of Ireland and Irish Unionism at an official and popular level, the Church's leading role in Ulster resistance to Home Rule, her reaction to the outbreak of the Great War and the Easter Rising, and the difficulties posed to the Church by the possibility of partition. Andrew Scholes demonstrates that the Church of Ireland played a more prominent role in Ulster resistance than previous historians have allowed. He suggests that the Church of Ireland's political influence was tied to the unity of Irish Unionism, and was weakened when the dispute over partition within Irish Unionism was replicated within the Church. Previously neglected sources are used to build a narrative that takes account of the actions of Archbishops Crozier and Bernard and Bishop D'arcy, as well as the importance of the Church's General and Diocesan synod meetings. This high political point of view is complemented by a 'bottom up' study of local clergy and laity, through an examination of parochial records. The book is essential reading for historians of the third Home Rule crisis and their students, and will interest any general reader interested in the history of Ireland and the role of religion in this period.
Main Description
The third Home Rule crisis dominated Irish politics between 1910 and 1918. General elections bookend a period coloured by hugely dramatic and controversial events that still resonate today, such as Ulster Day, the Lame Gun-running, the Easter Rising, the Somme ofFensive and the Conscription Crisis- The Church of Irelard, as the largest Protestant church in Ireland, played a key role in many of these events. This book provides the fint comprehensive study of the Church in this period. It explores in detail the complex relationship between the Church of Ireland and Irish Unionism at an official and popular level, the Church's leading role in Ulster resistance to Home Rule, her reaction to the outbreak of the Great War and the Easter Rising, and the difficulties posed to the Church by the possibility of partition.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vi
Introduction: Defending the Walls of Jericho: The Church of Ireland and Irish Politics, 1910-18p. 1
'Life and death importance': The Church of Ireland and Irish Unionism, 1910-11p. 16
'The citadel of Protestantism and liberty'? The Church of Ireland Episcopate and Ulster Dayp. 32
'A force to be reckoned with'? Church of Ireland clergy, the Covenant, and Ulster Dayp. 53
'The Red Hand of Ulster'? The Church of Ireland and the Ulster Volunteer Force, 1913-14p. 67
'The seal of lofty purpose and pure patriotism'? The Church of Ireland and the outbreak of the Great Warp. 90
'A counsel of lunacy'? The Church of Ireland, the Easter Rising, and partitionp. 111
'A potent instrument of national unity'? The Church of Ireland Episcopate and the Irish Convention, 1917-18p. 132
Conclusion: 'Warring for the Promised Land': The Church of Ireland and Irish Politics, 1910-18p. 150
Appendix: Archbishops and bishops of the Church of Ireland, 1910-20p. 163
Bibliographyp. 165
Indexp. 173
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