Friday, 20th July 2018
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In his debut book, Sunday Times columnist David Quinn looks back at almost 25 years of tumultuous social change in Ireland. He examines the ongoing debates that rage over marriage and the right to life. He analyses the clerical sex abuse scandals, the controversies over the Magdalene laundries, the Tuam mother and baby home and the closing of the Irish embassy to the Holy See.

He looks at Church/State relations and the pontificates of Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis, among many other things.

Quinn’s thesis is that the last quarter century has amounted to a concerted effort onthe part of many people in Irish society, but especially our leaders, to push God to the margins of public and private life, to effectively try and 'kill’ him.

How We Killed God… and other tales of Modern Ireland is a very different take on the last two decades of Irish life, one that challenges the secular consensus on those years. It looks at the way in which a new, iron groupthink has replaced the Catholic unison that once prevailed here.

His book, which features a biographical interview, is a compilation of the most honest and insightful of his columns covering Ireland’s social and religious revolution.

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