Priests, Prelates and People: A History of European Catholicism, 1750 to the Present

(International Library of Historical Studies)

51B9E9M0ZML._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_ Author Frank Tallett and Nicholas Atkin
Isbn 9781860646652
File size 2MB
Year 2003
Pages 352
Language English
File format PDF
Category Religion

Book Description:

The Catholic Church has always been a major player in European and world history. Whether it has enjoyed a religious dominance or existed as a minority religion, Catholicism has never been diverted from political life. "Priests, Prelates and People" records the Church struggling to adapt to the new political landscape ushered in by the French Revolution, and shows how the formation of nation states and identities was both helped and hindered by the Catholic establishment. It portrays the Vatican increasingly out of step in the wake of world war, Cold War and the massive expansion of the developing world, with its problems of population growth and under-development.

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