Settling Old Scores? Religion, Secularisation and Recent Irish Cinema

Martin McLoone

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    Abstract

    This chapter looks at the representation of religion in recent Irish cinema and argues that a dominant motif has been the humiliation or punishment of the Catholic priest. Ireland is a much more secular society than previously and these hard-hitting critiques of the Church reflects both the diminished status of Catholicism in Ireland and also is a response to recurring child abuse scandals involving the clergy.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMulticulturalism at the Start of the 21st Century
    EditorsKrystyna Kujawinska Courtney, Maria A Kukowska
    Pages105-116
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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    Religion
    Cinema
    Ireland
    Secularization
    Scandal
    Humiliation
    Punishment
    Motifs
    Child Abuse
    Catholicism
    Clergy
    Catholic Priests

    Keywords

    • Religion
    • secularisation
    • cinema
    • Ireland

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    McLoone, M. (2008). Settling Old Scores? Religion, Secularisation and Recent Irish Cinema. In K. Kujawinska Courtney, & M. A. Kukowska (Eds.), Multiculturalism at the Start of the 21st Century (pp. 105-116)
    McLoone, Martin. / Settling Old Scores? Religion, Secularisation and Recent Irish Cinema. Multiculturalism at the Start of the 21st Century. editor / Krystyna Kujawinska Courtney ; Maria A Kukowska. 2008. pp. 105-116
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