Dr Celia Kenny

Dr Celia Kenny

Celia Kenny is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, University of Edinburgh and Cardiff University, in Theology, Biblical Studies, Peace Studies, Ethics and Comparative Canon Law. She is a free-lance researcher, writer and lecturer in the relatively new field of Law and Religion.

She has been published by Bloomsbury, Ashgate, Cambridge University Press and in the Ecclesiastical Law Journal. She co-edited and contributed to an international collection of essays on Law and Religion published by CUP in May, 2016. Celia’s particular interest is in the way that secularization affects religion. She is also working on her first novel, which has nothing to do with law or religion.

Selected Publications:

  • ‘Law, Religion and the Curve of Reason.’ and ‘Future Directions for Law and Religion.’ In Frank Cranmer, Mark Hill, Celia Kenny and Russell Sandberg, eds. The Confluence of Law and Religion: Essays in Honour of Norman Doe.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
  • ‘Public Place; Private Face: Veiling as a Challenge for Legal Reasoning.’ In Russell Sandberg, ed. Religion and Legal Pluralism. Surrey: Ashgate, 2015.
  • ‘The Training of Ministers of Religion in Ireland.’ In Francis Messner, ed. Public Authorities and the Training of Religious Personnel in Europe: proceedings of the XXVth annual conference Strasbourg/Klingenthal, 21– 24 November 2013. Granada: Editorial Comares SL, 2015.