Political Catholicism in Europe, 1918-1965: Political Catholicism In Europ by Tom BuchananPolitical Catholicism in Europe, 1918-1965: Political Catholicism In Europ by Tom Buchanan

Political Catholicism in Europe, 1918-1965: Political Catholicism In Europ

EditorTom Buchanan, Martin Conway

Hardcover | June 1, 1986

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In the twentieth century, Catholics have been enthusiastic supporters of the dictatorships of Franco and Salazar, victims of Nazism in Germany, and advocates of Christian Democracy in post-war Europe. What unites these experiences? Focusing on the years between the end of the First World Warand the Second Vatican Council, a group of expert historians tackle this issue on a country-by-country basis, investigating how far Catholicism represented not only a religious but also a major political and social force in European politics. The issues covered include Christian Democracy, thebest-known expression of Catholic political activity, as well as various lesser-known forms such as Catholic Action, corporatism, Catholic trade unions and other lay movements. In this authoritative and stimulating book, the contributors clearly demonstrate that political Catholicism has been undulyneglected by historians of twentieth-century Europe. This pioneering volume will be of value to scholars, students, and all those interested in understanding the role of Catholicism in this century.

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Tom Buchanan is a Lecturer in Modern History and Politics, Department for Continuing Education at Oxford University. Martin Conway is a Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford.
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Title:Political Catholicism in Europe, 1918-1965: Political Catholicism In EuropFormat:HardcoverDimensions:322 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.22 inPublished:June 1, 1986Publisher:Oxford University Press

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In the twentieth century, Catholics have been enthusiastic supporters of the dictatorships of Franco and Salazar, victims of Nazism in Germany, and advocates of Christian Democracy in post-war Europe. What unites these experiences? Focusing on the years between the end of the First World War and the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s, a group of expert historians tackle this issue on a country-by-country basis, investigating how Catholicism represented not only a religious, but also a major political and social force in European politics. The issues covered include Christian Democracy, the best known expression of Catholic political activity, as well as various lesser-known forms such as Catholic Action, corporatism, Catholic trade unions and other lay movements. In this authoritative and stimulating book, the contributors clearly demonstrate that political Catholicism has been unduly neglected by historians of twentieth-century Europe. This pioneering volume will be of value to scholars, students, and all those interested in understanding the role of Catholicism

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`excellent collection of essays ... Cathoic teaching on society and politics has always contained strong themes of social justice, liberty, solidarity and human dignity. As these values are colonised and eroded by the ever-encroaching forces of market capitalism, their defence is more vitalthan ever. Buchanan and Conway's collection offers well-informed historical background for mounting such a defence.'David McLellan, The Tablet