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Dr. Andrew Pierce

Assistant Professor (School of Religion)

  Ecumenical Ecclesiology   Ecumenical theologies   Nineteenth century religious thought   Religious Fundamentalism   Theology and Experience
 Modernity and Modernism: Interpreting the Roots of Religious Crisis
 Towards Theological Engagement with Religious Fundamentalism

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Societas Oecumenica, The European Association for Ecumenical Research; President 2010-2012 2010-1012
Member of, and Consultant to, International Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order (IASCUFO) 2009-2019
member, Board of Governors, Church of Ireland College of Education 2011-present
Standing Committee, Societas Oecumenica 2006-2010
member, The Church of Ireland Bishops' Advisory Commission on Doctrine
member, Theology and Social Justice Working Group (Church of Ireland, Republic of Ireland) 2000-03
Member, Anglican-Methodist Covenant Council 2005-08
member, Board of Management, APCK 2005-11
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English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Fluent Fluent Fluent
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Societas Oecumenica 2001 present
European Academy of Religion 2018 present
American Academy of Religion
Irish Theological Association
Modernity and Anti-Modernism 1850-1910 in, editor(s)Series editors James E Kelly and John McCafferty Volume IV editor Susan O'Brien and Carmen Mangion , The Oxford History of British and Irish Catholicism, Vol IV 1830-1913, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2023, pp299 - 317, [Andrew Pierce], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Andrew Pierce, (Post-?) Koloniale Koinonia: Erbe und Vision des Anglikanismus, ├ľkumenische Rundschau, 72, (3), 2023, p332 - 344, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Andrew Pierce, Celebrating Imperfect Communion, Review of Ecumenical Studies, 14, (1), 2022, p64 - 73, Notes: [Special Issue " Eucharistic Sharing: Bridge Towards Unity-Barrier To Unity?" Guest Editor Thomas O'Loughlin], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
'Stop, Stop and Listen': Changing the Church by Listening to its Life in, editor(s)Vladimir Latinovic and Mark D Chapman , Changing the Church: Transformations of Christian Belief, Practice and Life, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021, pp269 - 277, [Andrew Pierce], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Andrew Pierce, The Place of the Ecumenical Church, One in Christ, 54, (1), 2020, p2 - 12, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
The Authority of Dissent in, editor(s)Paul Avis, Angela Berlis, Nikolaus Knoepffler and Martin O'Malley , Incarnating Authority: A Critical Account of Authority in the Church, Munich, Herbert Utz Verlag, 2019, pp231 - 244, [Andrew Pierce], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Andrew Pierce, The Place of the Church, Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Religion, Bologna, 2018, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Andrew Pierce, Being Human, East and West: The Buffalo Statement 2015, Search, 41, (1), 2018, p21 - 28, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Ecumenics as an Intercultural Theology: In Search of Repentant Reconfigurings of Authority, Tradition and Experience in, editor(s)John O'Grady, Cathy Higgins and Jude Lal Fernando , Mining Truths: Festschrift in Honour of Geraldine Smyth OP - Ecumenical Theologian and Peacebuilder, Sankt Otilien, Editions of Sankt Otilien, 2015, pp43 - 58, [Andrew Pierce], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
The Ecumenical Church of Vatican II in, editor(s)Dermot A. Lane , Vatican II in Ireland, Fifty Years on: Essays in Honour of Padraic Conway, Bern, Peter Lang, 2015, pp195 - 217, [Andrew Pierce], Notes: [Studies in Theology, Society and Culture, volume 12], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED

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Avis, P., Berlis, A., and Knoepffler, N.(ed.), Incarnating Authority, Jena, Germany, 6-9 September 2017, 2020, Proceedings of a Conference, IN_PRESS
Communion where convictions divide in, editor(s)Ginnie Kennerley and Richard O'Leary. With a preface by Judge Catherine McGuiness , Moving Forward Together: Homosexuality and the Church of Ireland, Belfast, Changing Attitudes Ireland, 2012, pp45 - 54, [Andrew Pierce], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Where are we now? The Contesting of Biblical Authority in Historical Perspective in, The Authority of Scripture: A Report of the Church of Ireland Bishops' Advisory Commission on Doctrine, Dublin, Church of Ireland Publishing, 2006, pp9 - 51, [Andrew Pierce], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Church in Society Committee, Social Justice and Theology Group (Republic of Ireland), Local Partnerships: A Theological and Pastoral Reflection, Dublin, Church of Ireland Publishing, 2006, 2006, Report, PUBLISHED
The Church of Ireland Church in Society Committee, Alcohol in the Lives of Young People, Dublin, Church of Ireland Publishing, 2005, Report, PUBLISHED
Andrew Pierce, A Shadow over our Lives, Review of After the Evil: Christianity and Judaism in the Shadow of the Holocaust, by Richard Harries , The Irish Catholic, (3 November), 2005, p20 , Review, PUBLISHED
The Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion: A Sectarian Text in, editor(s)Charles Kenny , Are the Thirty-Nine Articles Sectarian, Belfast, Catalyst, 2003, pp10 - 15, [Andrew Pierce], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED


Award Date
Government of Ireland Senior Research Fellow 2008-09
Malcolm Bowie Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Christ's College, Cambridge, April-June 2009
Distinguished Visiting Scholar, UCD International Centre for Newman Studies 2008-09
Bishop Moorman Scholarship, St Deiniol's Library 1995
Non-foundation scholarship, Trinity College Dublin 1988-1993
Elrington Prize 1990
Religion and the Experience of Modernity; Religious Anti-Modernism or Fundamentalism; Roman Catholic Modernism; Nineteenth Century Religious Thought; Ecumenical Ecclesiology; Auguste Sabatier's philosophy of Religion; theological interpretations of place