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The Resource Religion, civil society, and peace in Northern Ireland, John D. Brewer, Gareth I. Higgins, and Francis Teeney

Religion, civil society, and peace in Northern Ireland, John D. Brewer, Gareth I. Higgins, and Francis Teeney

Label
Religion, civil society, and peace in Northern Ireland
Title
Religion, civil society, and peace in Northern Ireland
Statement of responsibility
John D. Brewer, Gareth I. Higgins, and Francis Teeney
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Religion was thought to be part of the problem in Ireland and incapable of turning itself into part of the solution. Many commentators deny the churches a role in Northern Ireland's peace process or belittle it, focusing on the few well-known events of church involvement and the small number of high profile religious peacebuilders. This new study seeks to correct various misapprehensions about the role of the churches by pointing to their major achievements in both the social and political dimensions of the peace process, by small-scale, lesser-known religious peacebuilders as well as major players. The churches are not treated lightly or sentimentally and major weaknesses in their contribution are highlighted. The study challenges the view that ecumenism was the main religious driver of the peace process, focusing instead on the role of evangelicals, it warns against romanticising civil society, pointing to its regressive aspects and counter-productive activities, and queries the relevance of the idea of 'spiritual capital' to understanding the role of the churches in post-conflict reconstruction, which the churches largely ignore. This book is written by three 'insiders' to church peacebuilding in Northern Ireland, who bring their insight and expertise as sociologists to bear in their analysis of four-years in-depth interviewing with a wide cross section of people involved in the peace process, including church leaders and rank-and-file, members of political parties, prime ministers, paramilitary organisations, community development and civil society groups, as well as government politicians and advisers. Many of these are speaking for the first time about the role of religious peacebuilding in Northern Ireland, and doing so with remarkable candour. The volume allows the Northern Irish case study to speak to other conflicts where religion is thought to be problematic by developing a conceptual framework to understand religious peacebuilding."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brewer, John D
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ5584.G7
LC item number
B73 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Higgins, Gareth I
  • Teeney, Francis
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peace-building
  • Peace-building
  • Peace-building
Label
Religion, civil society, and peace in Northern Ireland, John D. Brewer, Gareth I. Higgins, and Francis Teeney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction:
  • civil society, religion, and democratic transitions
  • Contributions to the social peace process
  • Contributions to the political peace process
  • Opportunities and constraints in religious peace work
  • Weaknesses in the churches' peacemaking
  • Conclusion:
  • religion in the northern Ireland peace process
Control code
ocn751726189
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 249 p.
Isbn
9780198702078
Lccn
2011501201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Religion, civil society, and peace in Northern Ireland, John D. Brewer, Gareth I. Higgins, and Francis Teeney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction:
  • civil society, religion, and democratic transitions
  • Contributions to the social peace process
  • Contributions to the political peace process
  • Opportunities and constraints in religious peace work
  • Weaknesses in the churches' peacemaking
  • Conclusion:
  • religion in the northern Ireland peace process
Control code
ocn751726189
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 249 p.
Isbn
9780198702078
Lccn
2011501201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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