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Salvador RYAN

Professor of Ecclesiastical History, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth


Research Interests:

  • Popular religion and ritual in late medieval and early modern Europe, and especially Gaelic Ireland
  • Medieval Gaelic Irish devotional poetry and its relationship with English and European medieval religious lyrics
  • Theology of Christ’s Passion and its devotional manifestations in the middle ages
  • Medieval and early modern hagiography
  • Popular reception of biblical material in late medieval and early modern Ireland
  • The Catholic Reformation
  • The implementation of the Council of Trent in early modern Ireland
  • The catechetical and devotional writings of the Irish Franciscan friars at St Anthony’s College Louvain in the seventeenth century
  • The history of preaching
  • Nineteenth and twentieth-century popular devotion

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