By Marianne Elliott
The fight among Catholic and Protestant has formed Irish background because the Reformation. yet how do Catholics and Protestants see one another? and the way do they view their very own groups and what those groups stand for? Tracing the heritage of non secular identities in eire over the past 3 centuries, Marianne Elliott argues that those questions are inextricably associated and that the identification of either Catholics and Protestants is formed incidentally that every neighborhood perspectives the opposite. slicing throughout the layers of myths, lies, and half-truths that make up the imaginative and prescient that Catholics and Protestants have of one another, she seems at how mutual spiritual stereotypes have been constructed over the centuries, how they have been perpetuated and entrenched, and the way they've got outlined sleek identities and formed Ireland's old future, from the independence fight and partition to the concerns of the final 4 many years. Written via one of many major Irish historians, When God Took Sides deals an engagingly written and unique account of the non secular tensions that experience plagued Irish history.