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James Ussher: Theology, History, and Politics in Early-Modern Ireland and England

Alan Ford


The fractured identities of Ireland — religious, racial, cultural, and political — lie at the heart of modern Irish history: Catholic vs Protestant, Irish vs English, Nationalist vs Unionist. This book explores the nature and intellectual origins of one of these competing and mutually-hostile identities, Irish Protestantism, by examining the life and ideas of its effective creator, Archbishop James Ussher (1581-1656). Born in Ireland of Anglo-Irish stock, Ussher — educated at Trinity College Dublin and the leading bishop of the Church of Ireland — became the dominant intellectual figure in ear ... More

Keywords: Church of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, Irish protestantism, Irish identity, episcopacy, Ireland and England, anti-Catholicism, Calvinism, 1615 Irish Articles of Faith, Civil War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199274444
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274444.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Ford, author
Professor of Theology, University of Nottingham
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