Released on 2010-11Categories Religion

Catholic and French Forever

Catholic and French Forever

Author: Joseph F. Byrnes

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271047799

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Joseph Byrnes recounts the fights and reconciliations between French citizens who found Catholicism integral to their traditional French identity and those who found the continued presence of Catholicism an obstacle to both happiness and progress.
Released on 2005-10-26Categories Religion

Catholic and French Forever

Catholic and French Forever

Author: Joseph F. Byrnes

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271022697

Category: Religion

Page: 354

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It is often said that there are two Frances—Catholic and secular. This notion dates back to the 1790s, when the revolutionary government sought to divorce Catholic Christianity from national life. While Napoleon formally reconciled his regime to France’s millions of Catholics, church-state relations have remained a source of conflict and debate throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In Catholic and French Forever Joseph Byrnes recounts the fights and reconciliations between French citizens who found Catholicism integral to their traditional French identity and those who found the continued presence of Catholicism an obstacle to both happiness and progress. He does so through stories of priests, legislators, intellectuals, and pilgrims whose experiences manifest the problem of being both Catholic and French in modern France. Byrnes finds that loyalties to the French nation and Catholicism became so incompatible in the revolutionary era that Catholic believers responded defensively across the nineteenth century, politicizing both religious pilgrimage and the languages of religious instruction. He shows that a détente emerged in the first decades of the twentieth century with the respect given to priests in arms during World War I and to the work of religious art historian Émile Mâle. This détente has lasted, precariously and with interruption, up to the present day.
Released on 2022-09-13Categories Philosophy

Nothing Gained Is Eternal

Nothing Gained Is Eternal

Author: Anne M. Carpenter

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers

ISBN: 9781506471730

Category: Philosophy

Page: 241

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In Nothing Gained Is Eternal, Anne Carpenter argues for a theory of tradition firmly moored to the ambiguities, contradictions, and varied fruits of the past. She challenges readers to wrestle with whether tradition can persist despite its colonialist practices. In asking this question, she offers hope for transforming tradition in its wake.
Released on 2009Categories Philosophy

The Reception of Pragmatism in France and the Rise of Roman Catholic Modernism, 1890-1914

The Reception of Pragmatism in France and the Rise of Roman Catholic Modernism, 1890-1914

Author: David G. Schultenover

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813215723

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

View: 944

This collection of essays provides a small revolution in the study of Roman Catholic Modernism, a movement that until now has been largely seen as an episode that underscored institutional Catholicism's isolation from the mainstream intellectual currents of the time.
Released on 2014-12-15Categories History

A Companion to the French Revolution

A Companion to the French Revolution

Author: Peter McPhee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118977521

Category: History

Page: 578

View: 213

A Companion to the French Revolution comprises twenty-nine newly-written essays reassessing the origins, development, and impact of this great turning-point in modern history. Examines the origins, development and impact of the French Revolution Features original contributions from leading historians, including six essays translated from French. Presents a wide-ranging overview of current historical debates on the revolution and future directions in scholarship Gives equally thorough treatment to both causes and outcomes of the French Revolution
Released on 2020-06-29Categories History

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Medievalism

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Medievalism

Author: Joanne Parker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199669509

Category: History

Page: 709

View: 321

Drawing on the expertise of more than 40 international contributors and covering literature, fine art, architecture, religion, politics, and social change, this Handbook examines the pervasive Victorian obsession with the culture of the Middle Ages.
Released on 2017-10-23Categories Literary Criticism

Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siecle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siecle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Author: Josephine M. Guy

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474408929

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 462

View: 987

The late nineteenth-century fin de siècle has proved an enduringly fascinating moment in literary and cultural history. It is associated with the emergence of intriguing figures - such as the 'new woman' and 'uranian'; with contradictory impulses - of decadence and decay on the one hand, and of experiment and renewal, on the other; as well as with unprecedented intercultural exchange, especially between Britain and France. The 22 newly-commissioned essays collected here re-examine some of the key concepts taken to define the fin de siècle, while also introducing hitherto overlooked cultural phenomena into the frame, such as the importance of humanitarianism. The impact of recent research in material culture is explored, particularly how the history of the book and the history of performance culture is changing our understanding of this period. A wide range of cultural activities is discussed?from participation in avant-garde theatre to interior decoration and from the writing of poetry to political and religious activism. Together, the essays provide new scholarly insights into British fin de siècle and enrich our understanding of this complex period, while paying particular attention to the importance of regionalism.
Released on 2021Categories Music

Sacred Sounds, Secular Spaces

Sacred Sounds, Secular Spaces

Author: Jennifer Walker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197578056

Category: Music

Page: 369

View: 378

Sacred Sounds, Secular Spaces provides the first fundamental reconsideration of music's role in the relationship between the French state and the Catholic Church in the Third Republic, revealing how composers and critics from often opposing ideological factions undermined the secular/sacred binary through composition and musical performance [editor].
Released on 2015-02-05Categories History

Priests of the French Revolution

Priests of the French Revolution

Author: Joseph F. Byrnes

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271060989

Category: History

Page: 342

View: 854

The 115,000 priests on French territory in 1789 belonged to an evolving tradition of priesthood. The challenge of making sense of the Christian tradition can be formidable in any era, but this was especially true for those priests required at the very beginning of 1791 to take an oath of loyalty to the new government—and thereby accept the religious reforms promoted in a new Civil Constitution of the Clergy. More than half did so at the beginning, and those who were subsequently consecrated bishops became the new official hierarchy of France. In Priests of the French Revolution, Joseph Byrnes shows how these priests and bishops who embraced the Revolution creatively followed or destructively rejected traditional versions of priestly ministry. Their writings, public testimony, and recorded private confidences furnish the story of a national Catholic church. This is a history of the religious attitudes and psychological experiences underpinning the behavior of representative bishops and priests. Byrnes plays individual ideologies against group action, and religious teachings against political action, to produce a balanced story of saints and renegades within a Catholic tradition.
Released on 2009-05-07Categories History

The Return of Religion in France

The Return of Religion in France

Author: E. McCaffrey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230233775

Category: History

Page: 286

View: 979

The author examines how social change and philosophical crisis in the 1980s created the conditions for the return of religion to contemporary French intellectual life. It highlights a critical conjuncture in recent French history when religion was revitalized in French secularism as an expression of individual identity.
Released on 2018-05-07Categories Religion

Vatican I

Vatican I

Author: John W. O'Malley

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674986176

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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The enduring influence of the Catholic Church has many sources—its spiritual and intellectual appeal, missionary achievements, wealth, diplomatic effectiveness, and stable hierarchy. But in the first half of the nineteenth century, the foundations upon which the church had rested for centuries were shaken. In the eyes of many thoughtful people, liberalism in the guise of liberty, equality, and fraternity was the quintessence of the evils that shook those foundations. At the Vatican Council of 1869–1870, the church made a dramatic effort to set things right by defining the doctrine of papal infallibility. In Vatican I: The Council and the Making of the Ultramontane Church, John W. O’Malley draws us into the bitter controversies over papal infallibility that at one point seemed destined to rend the church in two. Archbishop Henry Manning was the principal driving force for the definition, and Lord Acton was his brilliant counterpart on the other side. But they shrink in significance alongside Pope Pius IX, whose zeal for the definition was so notable that it raised questions about the very legitimacy of the council. Entering the fray were politicians such as Gladstone and Bismarck. The growing tension in the council played out within the larger drama of the seizure of the Papal States by Italian forces and its seemingly inevitable consequence, the conquest of Rome itself. Largely as a result of the council and its aftermath, the Catholic Church became more pope-centered than ever before. In the terminology of the period, it became ultramontane.