Welcome to Studies

Studies is a quarterly journal published by Messenger Publications, the publishing organisation of the Irish Jesuits.  Founded and in continuous publication since 1912, it 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.

The massive transformations across social, political, economic and artistic spheres in recent times give the contributors to the Spring 2021 issue of Studies both pause for thought and fodder for reflection.

The potential consequences of events such as Brexit, COVID-19 and the Trump era in the USA have exposed instabilities in prevailing Western perspectives and provoked increases in authoritarian nationalism, xenophobia, individualism and racism across the world.