African Conversion and the 'Irish Question'


  • Bernard Martin


About a hundred years ago, the 'Irish question' in politics centred mostly on Home Rule; it occupied a good deal of Mr Gladstone's attention, and was much discussed. That Irish question wasn't answered then, and isn't fully answered now. There was a 'Balkan question' in those days, too; it isn't answered, either. But the Irish question I have in mind is this: what happened when Celtic paganism encountered Christianity?