A History of the Popes, 1830-1914 / Edition 1

A History of the Popes, 1830-1914 / Edition 1

by Owen Chadwick
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199262861

ISBN-13: 9780199262861

Pub. Date: 05/22/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Could a Pope ever consent to be the subject of a political power? Chadwick presents an analysis of the causes and consequences of the end of the historic Papal State, and the psychological pressures upon old Rome as it came under attack from the Italian Risorgimento; and not only from Italy, but from liberal movements in Germany, France, Spain, and Portugal, as

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Could a Pope ever consent to be the subject of a political power? Chadwick presents an analysis of the causes and consequences of the end of the historic Papal State, and the psychological pressures upon old Rome as it came under attack from the Italian Risorgimento; and not only from Italy, but from liberal movements in Germany, France, Spain, and Portugal, as well as Tsarist Russia as it oppressed its Polish subjects. If a united Italy was to be achieved, the State would have to disappear. These pressures caused Popes to resist "the world" rather than to try to influence it, to make the Vatican more of a sanctuary behind high walls, and to preach the more otherworldly aspects of Catholic faith. At the same time they met new moral demands: the rights of the laborer in industry, divorce, and toleration—which they could confront because the Revolution had destroyed the powers of the Catholic kings over their churches. Thus, Chadwick points out, Catholic authority could be far more centralized in Rome.

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ISBN-13:
9780199262861
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/22/2003
Series:
Oxford History of the Christian Church Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
809,563
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Gregory XVI
2. A Liberal Pope, 1846-1848
3. Catholic Power
4. The Making of Italy
5. The Need for a Council
6. The Prisoner of the Vatican
7. Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903)
8. Pope Pius X (1903-1914)
9. Nationality and Religion: Tyrol and Poland
10. Nationality and Religion: Spain
11. Nationality and Religion: Portugal
12. The Religious
13. Catholic Universities
14. The Idea of Reunion
15. Saints in the Modern World

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