Religion and Greater Ireland: Christianity and Irish Global Networks, 1750–1950

Colin Barr (Editor), Hilary M Carey

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book


Religion in Greater Ireland considers the impact of religion on the cultural empires created by the Irish overseas in the long nineteenth century. It includes chapters covering Irish experience in India, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Newfoundland and Australia. The religious “Greater Ireland” was a distinctly transnational phenomenon, with personnel, institutions, and networks that crossed the British Empire and the United States and helped form recognizably Irish and British colonial cultures. “Religion and Greater Ireland” examines this Irish spiritual empire in all its aspects, national and transnational, ecclesiastical, political, educational and social, and with reference to all the Irish denominations in the British Empire and United States from 1788-1922.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMontreal and Kingston
PublisherMcGill-Queens University Press
Number of pages456
ISBN (Electronic)9780773597358
ISBN (Print)9780773545694
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameMcGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Religion


  • Irish
  • diaspora
  • religion
  • religious history
  • colonialism


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