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Author Perreau-Saussine, Emile.

Title Catholicism and democracy : an essay in the history of political thought / Emile Perreau-Saussine ; translated by Richard Rex.

Published Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2012.


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 UniM Bail  261.7 PERR    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 185 pages ; 23 cm
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: I.A New Role for the Papacy: The Origins of Vatican I -- 1.From Bossuet to Maistre: The Deconfessionalization of the State as a Political Problem -- The Civil Constitution of the Clergy -- The Autonomy of the Temporal Power in Relation to the Church -- The Alliance of Church and State as a Matrix of Intolerance -- The Inadequacy of Spiritual Constraints and the Need for Temporal Constraints -- The French Revolution through the Lens of Political Theology -- 2.The Collapse of Reactionary Ultramontanism -- Napoleon's Miscalculations -- Felicite de Lamennais on the Atheism of the Law -- Against Political Theology -- A Papacy Refocused on Its Spiritual Role -- Alexis de Tocqueville and the Preservation of Gallicanism -- II.A New Role for the Laity: The Origins of Vatican II -- 3.Intolerant Secularism and Liberal Secularism -- Auguste Comte: From Papal Infallibility to the Infallibility of Science -- Laicism as Statism -- Two Kinds of Laicity --
Contents note continued: Emile Littre's "Catholicism of Universal Suffrage" -- Charles Peguy: The Eternal Dwelling in the Temporal -- 4.The Political Virtues of Moderation -- Neither Maurras nor Marx -- The Political Role of the Laity -- Freedom of Religion as the Cornerstone of Catholic Political Thought -- A Degree of Disenchantment since Vatican II -- A Positive Idea of Laicity -- Conclusion.
Subject Christianity and politics -- Catholic Church.
Democracy -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church -- History.
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