Ireland and the reception of the Bible : social and cultural perspectives / edited by Bradford A. Anderson and Jonathan Kearney.

Series: Scriptural traces : critical perspectives on the reception and influence of the Bible ; . 13 | Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies ; . 665 | T&T Clark library of biblical studies Published by : T&T Clark, (London :) Physical details: xvii, 395 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. ISBN:9780567678874; 0567678873. Year: 2018
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Introduction. Situating Ireland and social and cultural reception of the Bible / Bradford A. Anderson, Jonathan Kearney -- The multifaceted transmission of the Bible in Ireland, 550-1200 CE / Martin McNamara -- The Bible and 'the people' in Ireland, ca. 1100-ca.1650 / Salvador Ryan -- Translating the Bible into Irish, 1565-1850 / Fearghus Ó Fearghail -- 'The little ones called for bread and there was none that would break it for them' : some notes on the use of the Bible in the sermons of Bishop James Gallagher / Ciarán Mac Murchaidh -- Irish Catholic Bible readers before the famine / Brendan McConvery -- The Catholic lectionary : its creation, reception and challenge / Kieran J. O'Mahony -- 'This book hath bred all the quarrel' : the Bible in the 1641 depositions / Bradford A. Anderson -- The last of the Milesians : in search of Ireland's biblical past, 1760-1900 / Brian H. Murray -- Between Ulster and the kingdom of God : uses of the Bible by Evangelicals in the Northern Ireland troubles / Joshua T. Searle -- Dancing like David and overcoming enemies : scripture and culture in Christ Apostolic Church Dublin / Rebecca Uberoi -- God's preference for the poor : the Bible and social justice in Ireland / Patrick Mitchel -- How sacred text becomes religious artefact : a cultural geography of the Book of Kells / Eoin O'Mahony -- Toland, Spinoza and the naturalization of Scripture / Ian Leask -- Irish travellers to the Dead Sea : the interplay and impact of empirical investigation and biblical exegesis / Thomas O'Loughlin -- The Chester Beatty biblical collection : a treasury of early Christian manuscripts in an Irish library / David Hutchinson Edgar -- 'Casting bread upon the water' : a voyage of discovery / Carmel McCarthy -- The Book of Kells and the visual identity of Ireland / Amanda Dillon -- Imaging the Bible in stained glass : five stained glass windows by Michael Healy in St Brendan's Cathedral, Loughrea / Myra Hayes -- The Bible in music during Dublin's golden age / Siobhán Dowling Long -- Scripture, music and the shaping of Irish cultural identities / Róisín Blunnie -- James Joyce and the study of the Bible / Geert Lernout.

"This book challenges the perception in the minds of many that the Bible is a static book with a fixed place in the world that can be relegated to ecclesial contexts and perhaps academic study. Rather, as this book shows, the role of the Bible in the world is much more complex. Nowhere is this clearer than in Ireland, with its rich and complex religious, cultural, and social history. This volume examines these very issues, highlighting the varied ways in which the Bible has impacted Irish life and society, as well as the ways in which the cultural specificity of Ireland has impacted the use and development of the Bible both in Ireland and further afield.Drawing on the work of leading figures in biblical, religious, historical, and cultural studies in Ireland and beyond, this volume explores the reception of the Bible in Ireland, focusing on the social and cultural dimensions of such use of the Bible. This includes the transmission of the Bible, the Bible and identity formation, engagement beyond Ireland, and cultural and artistic appropriation of the Bible. The chapters collected here are particularly useful and insightful for those researching the use and reception of the Bible, as well as those with broader interests in social and cultural dimensions of Irish history and Irish studies."--Back cover.

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