A Quest for Meaning, the final book by the late scholar Fr Gearóid O’Donnchadha, tackles the sense of meaninglessness so many in the modern world are afflicted with. Taking readers on an intellectual tour de force through quantum theory, phenomenology, developments in sociology, Eastern mathematics, and the history of the Christian faith, Fr O’Donnchadha’s message is that faith and hope are still possible, despite the horrors of recent centuries.
While a book of ideas, A Quest for Meaning is passionately written, with Fr O’Donnchadha drawing on his years of experience as both a priest and university teacher. While grappling with complex ideas, the author was eager to appeal to the layperson, and impress upon them that it is possible to find meaning in the modern world.
About Dr Fr Gearoid O’Donnchadha
Dr Fr Gearoid O’Donnchadha was a lecturer in sociology in Institute of Technology, Tralee, now Munster Technological University for many years, and the author of a popular column on social and cultural issues for the Kerryman. He also wrote a number of books, including St Brendan of Kerry, the Navigator: His Life and Voyages, and spearheaded the erection of the statue of Brendan the Navigator on Samphire Island at Fenit pier.