Edmund Rice and the First Christian Brothers

Edmund Rice and the First Christian Brothers

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In 1944, W.T. Cosgrave described the Christian Brothers as Ac??IrelandAc??s gift to civilizationAc??. More recently, a former government minister called them Ac??a shower of savage bastardsAc??. This history aims to get beyond these stereotypical representations of Edmund Rice and the first generation Christian Brothers, to see them as they saw themselves and were understood by their contemporaries. It goes beyond hagiography, and interprets the Brothers within context, against the background of Catholic Emancipation, the modernization of Irish society and the fashioning of the Church according to the norms of the Council of Trent.300, F. 642-3. 37 John Troy to Cardinal Fontana, 10 Jan. 1820, APF, SCR, Irlanda, 1822-23, Vol. 23, F 66-7. ... Journal of Religious History, 31:1 (March 2007), 95; Royal Commission of Enquiry into Primary Education, Minutes of ... 43 T.J. Hearn Notebook (1841-51), CBGA, 05/0041; Christian Brothers, Manual ( 1845), p. 7.

Title:Edmund Rice and the First Christian Brothers
Author:Dáire Keogh
Publisher:Four Courts PressLtd - 2008


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