ISE launch of book on Tyrell

May 4, 2010 in General, News

tyrrell_01A new book on George Tyrrell is to be launched at the Irish School of Ecumenics, Milltown Park, on 18 May. This collection of essays is edited by Oliver Rafferty SJ, and both he and Michael Hurley SJ are contributors to the volume. The work re-evaluates the life and thought of Tyrrell, one of the most prominent of the modernist thinkers, on the centenary of his death. A Jesuit priest, Tyrrell was dismissed from the order and excommunicated from the church for his views. The problems he tried to grapple with – the relation of science to religion, questions of meaning and modernity, issues of the articulation of Christian ideas in modern culture – have a peculiarly contemporary ring. These articles set Tyrrell’s work within the framework of early 20th-century Catholic ideas and draw some conclusions about his thinking for present-day concerns.