Occasions of Faith

9780812215205: Paperback
Release Date: 1st April 1995

24 illus.

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 320

Series Contemporary Ethnography

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Occasions of Faith

An Anthropology of Irish Catholics

Paperback / £21.99

Devotional "occasions" or experiences by Irish Catholics form the crux of this powerful, first book-length anthropological study of Irish Catholicism.

Rich in ethnographical material, wide-ranging archival sources, insightful cultural observations, vivid accounts of individual experiences, and thoughtful scrutiny of religious questions and theories illuminate twenty years of ethnographic fieldwork. From these varied resources Lawrence Taylor creates a memorable account of the forces that shape local forms of Catholicism in southwest Donegal.