Flanagan, Marie Therese





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Flanagan, Marie Therese, The transformation of the Irish church in the twelfth century, Studies in Celtic History 29, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2010.

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Work
The transformation of the Irish church in the twelfth century
Place
Woodbridge
Publisher
Boydell Press
Year
2010
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Abstract (cited)
The twelfth century saw a wide-ranging transformation of the Irish church, a regional manifestation of a wider pan-European reform movement. This book, the first to offer a full account of this change, moves away from the previous concentration on the restructuring of Irish dioceses and episcopal authority, and the introduction of Continental monastic observances, to widen the discussion. It charts changes in the religious culture experienced by the laity as well as the clergy and takes account of the particular Irish experience within the wider European context. The universal ideals that were defined with increasing clarity by Continental advocates of reform generated a series of initiatives from Irish churchmen aimed at disseminating reform ideology within clerical circles and transmitting it also to lay society, even if, as elsewhere, it often proved difficult to implement in practice. Whatever the obstacles faced by reformist clergy, their genuine concern to transform the Irish church and society cannot be doubted, and is attested in a range of hitherto unexploited sources this volume draws upon.
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Related publications
General
Etchingham, Colmán, “The ‘reform’ of the Irish church in the eleventh and twelfth centuries [Review article]”, Studia Hibernica 37 (2011): 215–238.
Subjects and topics
Headings
the church in Ireland 12th century transformation of the Irish church in the long 12th century
[1] “Charting change in the twelfth-century Irish church: the problem of sources”
1–33
[2] “Bishops and dioceses - ‘Regulating the dioceses of the bishops of Ireland’”
34–91
[3] “Bishops and dioceses - ‘A mirror and model’: exemplary bishops and episcopal culture”
92–117
[4] “Varieties of monasticism - ‘Restoring the monastic and canonical rules of the church in Ireland’: St Malachy and monastic reform”
Malachy [archbishop of Armagh]Úa Morgair (Máel Máedoc) (1094/5–1148) – Máel Máedoc Ua Morgair, archbishop of Armagh
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118–168
[5] “Lay society - ‘Rules and good conduct’: the re-formation of lay society”
169–202
[6] “Lay society - ‘Right faith and good actions’: lay piety and devotion”
203–242
“Conclusion: Universal ideals and regional responses”
243–248
Bibliography and Index
249–296
Contributors
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen