On Fr Gerry Reynolds and the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (18-25 January) was always important for Fr Gerry Reynolds (d. 2015). My biography of Fr Gerry, Unity Pilgrim, recounts a number of events during Weeks of Prayer for Christian Unity in Belfast, … Read more...

Online Launch 27 January: The Oxford Handbook of Religion & Europe

The new Oxford Handbook of Religion and Europe (2022), edited by Grace Davie and Lucian Leustean, will be launched online on 27 January at 4 pm (GMT) from Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.

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Presbyterians, Forgiveness, and Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland: article published in special issue

‘Presbyterians, Forgiveness, and Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland: Towards Gracious Remembering,’ by Jamie Yohanis and me, has been published in a special issue of Religions, co-edited by Joram Tarusarira and me. 

The article draws on the research … Read more...

My review of Crawford Gribben’s ‘The Rise and Fall of Christian Ireland’, on Slugger

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, my review of Crawford Gribben’s excellent new book, The Rise and Fall of Christian Ireland (Oxford, 2021).Read more...

A Review of ‘Evangelical Journeys’ – A Decade On

It has been more than a decade since Claire Mitchell and I published Evangelical Journeys: Choice and Change in a Northern Irish Religious Subculture (UCD Press, 2011).

I recently stumbled across a review of the book by Brutus Green in Read more...

‘Well worth engaging with’: Familia Review of ‘Considering Grace’

I have just become aware of a review of my book, co-authored with Jamie Yohanis, Considering Grace: Presbyterians and the Troubles, in Familia, Ulster Genealogical Review, a publication of the Ulster Historical Foundation.

David Steers’s review begins with the wonderfully … Read more...

Fr Martin Magill’s Reflections on ‘Considering Grace’ – and some hard questions

On Saturday, Fr Martin Magill used his regular column in the Belfast Telegraph to reflect on my book, co-authored with Jamie Yohanis, Considering Grace: Presbyterians and the Troubles. 

The book was part of a project conducted in partnership with the … Read more...

Hard questions ‘thoughtfully and sensitively explored’: Review of Considering Grace by Graham Spencer

Graham Spencer, Reader in Political Conflict at the University of Portsmouth, has reviewed my book (co-authored with Jamie Yohanis), Considering Grace: Presbyterians and the Troubles. It has just been published in Irish Political Studies (18 March 2021).

Spencer writes that … Read more...

Patrick Mitchel’s Thoughts on ‘Considering Grace: Presbyterians & the Troubles’

Theologian Patrick Mitchel has written a thoughtful post on his ‘Faith in Ireland’ blog about my book (co-authored with Jamie Yohanis), Considering Grace: Presbyterians and the Troubles.

Recognizing that the heart of Considering Grace is the stories it contains, the … Read more...

Considering Grace Conference Video Now Available

The video recording of last week’s online conference, ‘Considering Grace: Unpacking the Impact’, is now available here, on the video page for the wider project.

The conference discussed the book, Considering Grace: Presbyterians and the Troubleswritten by … Read more...

Considering Grace Conference and Launch of Study Resource

Yesterday I was part of an online conference about my book, co-authored with Jamie Yohanis, Considering Grace: Presbyterians and the Troubles.

The conference also marked the launch of study resources to accompany the book. The resources were written by … Read more...