Welcome to Studies
Welcome to this website of Studies, the Irish Jesuit quarterly which has been appearing without a break since it was originally launched in 1912. Throughout more than a hundred years – a rare achievement among periodicals – Studies has sought to examine a wide range of Irish issues, social, political, cultural and economic, in the light of Christian values and to explore the Irish dimension in history, literature, philosophy and religion.
Contributors, national and international, come from a variety of backgrounds but the focus of commentary and reflection is the dialogue of faith and culture in Ireland today. Among those who have written for Studies over the years are Patrick Pearse, Denis Gwynn, Seán Lemass, Francis Shaw SJ, George Russell, John Maynard Keynes, Daniel Binchy, Michael Tierney, Patrick Lynch, Donal Barrington, Sean O’Faoláin, Garret Fitzgerald, Tom Garvin, Bryan Fanning, Finola Kennedy, Peter Sutherland, John Bruton, Micheál Martin, Michael Paul Gallagher SJ, Martin Mansergh, Ruairi Quinn, Gerry O’Hanlon SJ, Declan Kiberd, Emily O’Reilly, Iseult Honohan, David Alton, Austen Ivereigh, John O’Malley SJ, Frank Brennan SJ, Antonio Spadaro SJ and Ronan Fanning.
In this Winter issue, not for the first time, Studies is publishing the proceedings of a recent conference, in this case ‘Reformation 500’, to mark the quincentenary of Martin Luther’s famous (if historically dubious) gesture in Wittenberg in 1517.
Topics addressed in recent issues include Religious Freedom in the 21st Century, Seamus Heaney Remembered, The Pity of War 1914-1918, The Arts and Jesuit Influence in the Era of Catholic Reform, 1916: Birth Pangs of a Nation?, Freedom of Speech: How Far Can You Go?, and Europe in Crisis.
Founded in 1912, Studies: A Quarterly Review, examines Irish social, political, cultural and economic issues in the light of Christian values and explores the Irish dimension in literature, history, philosophy and religion.
An Irish Century. Studies 1912-2012, edited by Bryan Fanning, containing some of the most important contributions to the journal over its hundred years, was published in 2012 by UCD Press, and continues to be available through the website www.ucdpress.ie