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James Henthorn Todd, a Tractarian at Trinity : making Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century
Hanna, Patricia (McKee)
THESIS 10919 In the following chapters I have created a biographical portrait of Todd as a Tractarian at Trinity College, Dublin and studied the variety and range of his texts which contributed to making Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century. In the first instance I have taken note of the argument that the Church of Ireland was little more than a ?sect? by the end of 1869, the year of Todd?s death. Analysis of eighteenth century political ideology, as preached in sermons, contributes to this view of ?sect?-like thinking connected to the defence of the state and the mission to convert the native population to a minority church. I have taken up the idea that the introduction of a national system of education in 1831, at primary level, followed by his experience of founding a new Irish secondary school with friends, called St. Columba?s, and finally his contribution to the 1853 Government Report on Trinity, all generated a balanced and modest contribution to change, as seen in his texts and letters.
Keyword(s): Religions, Peace Studies & Theology, Ph.D.; Ph.D. Trinity College Dublin
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Type: Doctoral thesis
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Citation(s): Patricia (McKee) Hanna, 'James Henthorn Todd, a Tractarian at Trinity : making Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century', [thesis], Irish School of Ecumenics, 2015, pp 222
Publisher(s): Irish School of Ecumenics
Supervisor(s): Pierce, Andrew
First Indexed: 2017-05-16 07:58:53 Last Updated: 2020-10-30 08:27:19