First published in 1975. In 1869 the Church of Ireland, until then part of the Church of England, was disestablished and partially disendowed. The author traces the changes in the Church of Ireland’s organization and function and the decline of its influence and numerical size during the hundred years following disestablishment. This title will be of interest to students of nineteenth- and twentieth-century religious and social history.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Church of Ireland in the Mid-Nineteenth Century 2. Disestablishment 3. Reconstruction 4. The First Forty Years of Disestablishment 5. The Church and Irish Politics 6. The Church in the Twentieth Century; Notes; Bibliography; Index