A nation preferring visions: moving statues, apparitions and vernacular religion in contemporary Ireland

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dc.contributor.advisor Kapaló, James Alexander en
dc.contributor.author Allen, William
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-26T12:37:24Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-26T12:37:24Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.date.submitted 2014
dc.identifier.citation Allen, W. 2014. A nation preferring visions: moving statues, apparitions and vernacular religion in contemporary Ireland. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 284
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2105
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines important issues of Irish vernacular Catholicism, Irish religious and cultural identities, the impacts of modernity plus socio-religious and economic change on traditional religiosity, sacred landscape and topophilia, religious material culture, folk and individual creativity, gender roles and expectations, and devotional subcultures through the vehicle of Marian apparitions and their aftermath in the Republic of Ireland in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. This thesis examines in detail five Irish Marian shrines as case studies; Knock shrine (Co. Mayo), Ballinspittle and Mitchelstown grottoes (Co. Cork), Mount Melleray grotto (Co. Waterford) and the Marian shrines of Inchigeela in West Cork and the attached houses of prayer. Key themes include; vernacular religious theory; the nature of Irish indigenous Catholicism; local, global and transnational trends in contemporary Irish devotional life; areas of individual creativity, fluidity and agency in Marian devotion; and the vital role and influence of material culture in and on local and individual religiosity. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2014, William Allen. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ en
dc.subject Vernacular en
dc.subject Apparition en
dc.subject Material en
dc.title A nation preferring visions: moving statues, apparitions and vernacular religion in contemporary Ireland en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD (Arts) en
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dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.school Religious Studies en
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ucc.workflow.supervisor j.kapalo@ucc.ie
dc.internal.conferring Autumn Conferring 2015


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