By Marianne Elliott
The fight among Catholic and Protestant has formed Irish historical past 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 historical past of non secular identities in eire over the past 3 centuries, Marianne Elliott argues that those questions are inextricably associated and that the id 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 to be at how mutual non secular stereotypes have been built over the centuries, how they have been perpetuated and entrenched, and the way they've got outlined smooth identities and formed Ireland's old future, from the independence fight and partition to the worries of the final 4 a long time. Written by way of one of many best Irish historians, When God Took Sides bargains an engagingly written and unique account of the non secular tensions that experience plagued Irish background.