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.

Nationalism and its sometimes companion racism, is perceived to create distinctions between peoples as opposed to the fraternity and solidarity cultivated by a wider global perspective. Yet the cultural products of nationalism–music, art, literature, academic endeavour–can inspire confidence and positivity and both influence and enlighten other countries and societies. The tightrope between an inward-looking sovereignty and the wider embrace of a more global civilisation is considered in the summer 2022 issue of Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review.