Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France: The Clerical Establishment and Its Social Ramification

Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France: The Clerical Establishment and Its Social Ramification

by John McManners

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Overview

Volume 1 describes the relations of Church and State, the wealth of the Church, and its role in national life from Versailles to the scaffold. Dioceses, parishes, and the monastic structure are presented in detail, and the vocation and life-style of the clergy as in mesh with every aspect of social living.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198270034
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/23/1999
Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church Series
Pages: 848
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Very big author. This is his magnum opus, the culmination of 40 years work.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations xi
The Theme 1(6)
I CHURCH AND STATE
The Coronation: Reflections on the Allegiance of the Clergy
7(22)
The Religion of Versailles
29(28)
The Working of the Church-State Alliance
57(38)
The Wealth of the Church
95(46)
The General Assemblies of the Clergy and Clerical Taxation
141(36)
II THE RELIGIOUS ESTABLISHMENT
Dioceses
177(31)
The Bishops: Aristocratic Vocations
208(27)
The Bishops: Worldly Greatness
235(27)
The Bishops: Fathers in God
262(35)
Parishes
297(24)
The Cures: Social Origins, Incomes, Mentality
321(37)
The 'Bon Cure'
358(26)
Collaborators of the Cure
384(15)
Canons and Chapters
399(35)
The Great Chapters: Architecture and Music
434(38)
Monastic Wealth and the Social Order
472(33)
The Religious Vocation and Social Usefulness: Men
505(29)
The Religious Vocation and Social Usefulness: Women
534(37)
The Commission des Reguliers
571(44)
Vocation and the Art of Obtaining a Benefice
615(32)
Abbes
647(36)
Notes 683(102)
Index 785

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