Theology in the Irish public square

June 8, 2012 in News

Gerry O’Hanlon SJ

Publisher: Columba Press

In this book Gerry O’Hanlon SJ draws on the rich resources of Christian humanism to make connections between faith and real life at a time of crisis and darkness. He explores the role theology and religion can play in dealing with issues such as crime and punishment, the recession, health policy and issues of equality.

And he does so in a way which will be of interest to believers (including Muslims) and non-believers alike.

O’Hanlon argues that in the wake of the Ryan and Murphy reports into child sexual abuse by clerics and religious, the Catholic Church in particular needs racial reform if it wants to make its religious and theological voice credible. An epilogue deals with the implications of the Murphy Report.