Proposal time

I’ve browsed the blogs, the feeds and the electronic journals. I’ve pored over the books, the articles and the transcripts. I’ve written some questions:

What are the forms of public religion to be seen emerging in Ireland?
What can we see of the deprivatisation of religion in the public square in Ireland?
What do changing practices in parish and pilgrimage tell us about secularisation?
Does scale have an influence on patterns of secularisation and differentiation in Ireland?

That’s the sociology, where’s the geography? I have attempted introductions but the reading stops this week. Reading can ultimately be a distraction, a cypher for the ‘real’ thing. There’s a proposal to be written and I’ve been here before but I am afraid of the commitment of writing; committing words to the page, as if I were using pen and paper.

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