A Little Bit of Christianity

McAndrew Books

This book aims to set out a clear & straightforward manner of how to understand Unit 2, Section B, Christianity; Origins and Contemporary Expressions and to help students of Leaving Certificate Religious Education course in answering questions on this topic.
This book should accompany the other textbooks available on this subject and each teacher’s own notes. The book follows the structure of the Leaving Cert Religion Syllabus and addresses each one in its content.

All chapters are accompanied by the relevant past exam higher level questions.

Paul McAndrew

About the Author

Paul McAndrew has been teaching Leaving Cert Religious Education since 2006. He currently teaches Leaving Cert Religious Education and Politics & Society at The Institute of Education, Dublin, having taught there since 2012.

He has a Master's Degree in Theology from the University of Wales and a Graduate Diploma in Education from DCU. 

Paul worked for the State Examinations Commission from 2017 to 2019.  He has been the organiser and main teacher at the Religion Revision Day, in association with Trinity College - Dublin School of Religions from 2015 to 2022.

Paul is also the founder of McAndrew Books, having written, co-written and published seven of his own Leaving Cert educational books so far.

Paul McAndrew - Author

The comprehensive textbook for Leaving Certificate Religion is now available on 4Schools! Combining the whole 'A Little Bit of Series', it's the essential study companion for any Religion Leaving Cert student. 

Note from Paul:
I met Ruairi Meyer in 2015 while I was working part-time in the School of Religion at Trinity College, Dublin. Ruairi was an undergraduate student there at the time, and we hit it off. It is his spirit and his ideas that impact you most. A unique voice in contemporary Irish society, and I wish for that voice to be heard.
When I finally decided that I was going to forge ahead with this project, I could not think of a better person to aid me and to write the Christianity section. Ruairi took Religious Education as a Leaving Cert subject back in 2015 and loved it. He has since gone on to attain a Undergraduate degree in theology and a Masters in intercultural theology both from Trinity College, Dublin.
The study of religion has opened his mind to the reality of the world we live in, one of faith and one of fact. The juxtaposition of these is evident in his writings. He brings the reader, teacher and student through the syllabus with both faith and fact firmly evident.
- Paul McAndrew, 2020