Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France: Volume 2: the Religion of the People and the Politics of Religion

Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France: Volume 2: the Religion of the People and the Politics of Religion

by John McManners

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Overview

Volume 2 concerns the religion of the people from religious practice and the routines of official devotion to 'popular religion' in all its aspects, from confraternities and pilgrimages to the dark margins of superstition. There is a section on morals, the confessional, commercial morality, sexual passion, and the theatre. Finally, two extended sections, one on the great Jesuit-Jansenist struggle incorporated in the feuds of Crown and Parlement, the other on the role of the Church in relations with the religious minorities — Protestants and Jews.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198270041
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/23/1999
Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church Series
Pages: 880
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.80(d)

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

Table of Contents

Abbreviations vii
III THE RELIGION OF THE PEOPLE
From Baptism to the Requiescat in pace
3(37)
Liturgical Worship
40(18)
Sermons
58(20)
The Cure's Prone and Parish Missions
78(16)
Religious Practice
94(25)
On the Margins of Official Religion
119(37)
Confraternities
156(33)
Popular Religion and Clerical Reformers
189(32)
The Dark Side of the Supernatural
221(20)
IV THE CLERGY AND MORALS
The Confessional
241(22)
Commercial Loans and Lotteries
263(14)
Sexual Passion
277(35)
The Theatre
312(33)
V CROWN AND PARLEMENT: JESUITS AND JANSENISTS
The Jansenist Quarrel
345(8)
Unigenitus
353(17)
The Appeal to a General Council
370(28)
From the Regent to Fleury
398(25)
The Changing Face of Jansenism
423(33)
Fleury's Repression and the Interventions of the Parlement
456(25)
The Mid-Century Crisis
481(28)
The Jesuits of France
509(21)
The Fall of the Jesuits
530(35)
VI THE RELIGIOUS MINORITIES AND THE ISSUE OF TOLERATION
The Huguenots: The Great Persecution
565(24)
Cruelty and Compromise, 1700--1774
589(37)
Lutherans and Jews: Routine Intolerance
626(18)
Towards a Grudging Toleration, 1774--1789
644(17)
VII THE CRISIS OF THE ANCIEN REGIME
The Twilight of Jansenism
661(18)
The Political Role of the Bishops
679(26)
The Revolt of the Cures
705(40)
Notes 745(85)
Index 830

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