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The Popes and European Revolution : Oxford History of the Christian Church - Owen Chadwick

The Popes and European Revolution

Oxford History of the Christian Church

Hardcover Published: 5th March 1980
ISBN: 9780198269199
Number Of Pages: 656

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Owen Chadwick describes the effects of the European Revolution of 1789 to 1815 on the Papacy, and compares Catholic Church of the ancient rA(c)gime to that of the early nineteenth century. The book shows how strongly the Counter-Reformation still worked in Italy during the eighteenth century; how it was the constitutional development of states, rather than the incoming of new ideas, which forced change; how traditional was the Catholic world even in the age of the Enlightenment. It shows reform at work, and the fierce pressure on the Papacy marked first in the forced suppression of the Jesuits and afterwards in the kidnapping of two successive Popes by French governments. It shows how revolution in Italy affected church structures and brought on peasant war, yet encouraged, in a radical form, some improvements of church life towards which the earlier reformers had striven. Finally, it shows the political swing of the Restoration after the fall of Napoleon, the way in which the Church was already associated with the political right, the great difficulties of restoring church life after the revolutionary years, and the persistence, half unnoticed, of the earlier reforming ideas among Catholics.

oxford History Of The Christian Churchp. i
The Popes and European Revolutionp. iii
Prefacep. v
Abbreviationsp. x
the Church of the Old Regimep. 1
The Religion of the Peoplep. 3
The Clergyp. 96
Monks and Nunsp. 210
The Office of the Popep. 253
Reform and Revolutionp. 343
The Fall of the Jesuitsp. 345
The Catholic Reformersp. 391
Revolutionp. 445
Restorationp. 535
Conclusionp. 609
Bibliographyp. 614
Indexp. 633
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ISBN: 9780198269199
ISBN-10: 0198269196
Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 656
Published: 5th March 1980
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.28 x 16.23  x 4.14
Weight (kg): 1.05