Hurley, Michael

Dr. Hurley is a parish priest at Our Lady’s Nativity, Leixlip, Ireland. He obtained his Ph.D. at Dublin City College.

Parish Cell Communities as Agents of Renewal in the Catholic Church in Ireland
2012 0-7734-2558-6
A first time study of the parish cell movement within the Catholic Church in the context of a new evangelical call by papal authorities after the Second Vatican Council. Hurley traces the history of the new evangelicalization from the parish of St. Boniface in Pembroke Pines to the rise of parish cell communities throughout Ireland. As a member of the parish cell movement himself, Hurley distinguishes within his book between the encounter, programmatic, and charismatic models of evangelicalization. Gathering data from constituencies with the national executive of the movement and members in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, Hurley uses the concept of oikos to define how everyday relationships within these communities contributed to the renewed development of faith and the new evangelicalization movement.