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Occasions of Faith
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Occasions of Faith
An Anthropology of Irish Catholics

Lawrence J. Taylor

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 24 illus.
Paper 1995 | ISBN 9780812215205 | $28.95s | Outside the Americas £21.99
A volume in the series Contemporary Ethnography

Devotional "occasions" or experiences by Irish Catholics form the crux of this powerful, first book-length anthropological study of Irish Catholicism.

Rich in ethnographical material, wide-ranging archival sources, insightful cultural observations, vivid accounts of individual experiences, and thoughtful scrutiny of religious questions and theories illuminate twenty years of ethnographic fieldwork. From these varied resources Lawrence Taylor creates a memorable account of the forces that shape local forms of Catholicism in southwest Donegal.

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