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ERIC Number: ED185881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 140
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Disestablishment in Ireland: Implications for Catholic Objectives in Higher Education, 1869-1879.
Pemberton, S. Macpherson
The implications of disestablishment for Catholic objectives in higher education in Ireland, 1869-1879, are discussed, and the interrelationship of the questions of Church, land, and university education in Ireland is examined. Attention is directed to the extent to which the force of Ultramontanism, as expressed in the Catholic hierarchy's interpretation of disestablishment, complicated the settlement of the university education question. It is suggested that the agitation of the Roman Catholic hierarchy in Ireland for educational equality following the disestablishment of the Irish Anglican Church was really renewed activity. Disestablishment is used to refer to the dissolving of the connection between Church and State, and the severing of the formal legal ties of the Irish Anglican Church from its sister Church in England. Liberals hoped in this way to promote religious equality and civil justice. Catholic claims for separate denominational education, inconsistent with the liberals' desires, seemed only to be strengthened by disestablishment. Disestablishment involved disendowment or the deprivation of the permanent source of income with which the Church was provided. The Church's source of wealth was land. The view is taken that the interest of the Catholic hierarchy in disestablishment was in the eventual interest of higher education reform. The higher education system in Ireland in this era is considered. (SW)
University Press of America, Inc., 4710 Auth Place, S.E., Washington, DC 20023 ($7.50)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Books
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland