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Empty Pulpits By Malachi O'Doherty

Empty Pulpits by Malachi O'Doherty

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No country has discarded religion faster than Ireland, yet some of our old ways are still within.

Empty Pulpits Summary

Empty Pulpits: Ireland's Retreat from Religion by Malachi O'Doherty

The New Atheism of Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens has been warmly received in Ireland. Yet still the Croagh Patrick pilgrimage draws tens of thousands of people up a mountain on one day every year. So something of our old thinking is still with us.

In Empty Pulpits, author Malachi O'Doherty argues that our Irish experience has news for the fundamentalists, who think nothing ever changes, but also for the hard atheists, who don't understand religious culture from the inside. Ireland is on the cusp between faith and atheism, free now to think freshly about both.

About Malachi O'Doherty

Malachi O'Doherty is a distinguished journalist and broadcaster based in Belfast. He is a high-profile commentator on cultural and political affairs on the BBC and is the author of a number of books including The Telling Year: Belfast 1972, a widely praised memoir of the early Troubles.

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Empty Pulpits: Ireland's Retreat from Religion by Malachi O'Doherty
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