Subject: Religion / Christianity / Catholic

Subject: Religion / Christianity / Catholic

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Ambivalent Alliance

|9780822985631|The Catholic Church and the Action Française, 1899-1939| Ambivalent Alliance convincingly defends several provocative insights into a key period in the history of French Catholicism. It investigates the strange marriage of convenience, from 1899 to 1939, between the French church and the ultra-rightist, chauvinist, monarchist, and anti-Semitic organization called the Acton Française, and raises many disturbing questions. Why did an increasingly international church find a narrowly patriotic group so appealing? How could it endorse a movement founded by an agnostic whose philosophy sanctioned violence and the persecution of Jews and othe “undesirables”? The twentieth-century French church was still feeling the…

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The Catholic Church and Politics in Nicaragua and Costa Rica

|9780822983705|Unlike most recent studies of the Catholic Church in Latin America, Philip J. Williams analyzes the Church in two very dissimilar political contexts-Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Despite the obvious differences, Williams argues that in both cases the Church has responded to social change in remarkably similar fashion. The efforts of progressive clergy to promote change in both countries have been largely blocked by Church hierarchy, fearful that such change will threaten the Church's influence in society.| Philip Williams| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / Central America Religion / Christianity / Catholic

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