Church and Revolution

Church and Revolution

by Thomas Bokenkotter


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From the author of the bestselling "Concise History of the Catholic Church" comes a fascinating overview of the Church's involvement and response to political revolution, featuring opinions by such prestigious Catholic writers as Dorothy Day, Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, and Lech Walesa. 15 photos.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385487542
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/1998
Pages: 596
Sales rank: 1,262,008
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Thomas Bokenkotter is the author of the bestselling A Concise History of the Catholic Church. With a doctorate in history (Louvain University) he teaches at Xavier University in Cincinnati. He is also the pastor of Assumption Church there and is active in the social ministry, running a soup kitchen that he founded twenty years ago and a transitional living facility for homeless women and children.

Table of Contents

1The French Revolution (1789-1914)1
2Three Who Failed: Lamennais (1782-1854), Lacordaire (1802-1861), and Montalembert (1810-1870), Pioneers of Liberal Catholicism39
3Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847): Liberal Catholic Leader of a Bloodless Revolution82
4Frederick Ozanam (1813-1853): A "Yes" to the Revolution111
5Karl Marx's (1818-1883) Call for a Workers' Revolution133
6A Bishop Who Heard What Marx Was Saying: Henry Edward Manning (1808-1892)173
7Albert de Mun (1841-1914): Knight of the Syllabus, from Royalist to Reformer205
8Monsignor Benigni's (1862-1934) Counterrevolution239
9Don Sturzo (1871-1959) vs. Mussolini's Revolution265
10Two Catholic Revolutionaries: Michael Collins (1890-1922) and Eamon de Valera (1882-1975)298
11Maritain (1882-1973) and Mounier I (1905-1950)335
12The Personalist Revolution: Maritain and Mounier II370
13Dorothy Day (1897-1980): The Personalist Revolution, American Style402
14Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967): The Resurrection of Germany455
15Oscar Romero (1917-1980) and Revolution in El Salvador494
16Lech Walesa's (1943-) Revolution534

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