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Author McCabe, Michael P., 1977-

Title For God and Ireland : the fight for moral superiority in Ireland, 1922-1932 / M.P. McCabe.

Published Dublin : Irish Academic Press, 2013.

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 UniM Bail  941.50822 MCCA    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 310 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-302) and index.
Contents The gospel of Irish Nationalism -- Moral Duopoly: Episcopal pronouncements and republican reactions -- Rome Rule?: Vatican involvement in Irish affairs -- The politics of desperations? : Executions and hunger strikes -- The problem of partition: pragmatism versus principle and the six counties -- Conclusion: Fianna Fáil and the bishops, 1926-1932.
Summary "In recent years, two institutional pillars of Irish society, the Catholic Church and Fianna Fail, have dramatically crumbled in prestige. Together they held up much of 20th-century Irish life, in (apparently) mutually-supporting ways. In contrast to this harmonious image, author M.P. McCabe examines their often strikingly difficult relationship at the birth of the modern Irish state. For God and Ireland argues for an all-encompassing assessment of the relationship between these competing bodies. The result is a study of rhetoric giving way to pragmatism. Each side longed to achieve moral superiority over the other. Instead, both sides found that what they said and what they could do in the situations in which they found themselves were often drastically different. Unfortunately for many in Ireland, the heated words left deep wounds that never truly healed. The book fills a crucial gap in the literature, building on the vast amount of new research and perspectives which have emerged over the past 25 years."--Jacket.
Subject Catholic Church -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Fianna Fáil -- History -- 20th century.
Religion and politics -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Ireland -- Social conditions -- 1922-1973.
Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1922-1949.
ISBN 9780716531623 (hbk.)
0716531623 (hbk.)
9780716531944 (ebook)