Educating the Faithful: Religion, Schooling, and Society in Nineteenth-Century France

Educating the Faithful: Religion, Schooling, and Society in Nineteenth-Century France

by Sarah Curtis

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Overview

Focusing on Catholic primary schooling in France from 1830 through World War I, Curtis shows how religious education played a key role in transforming France into a modern nation. She finds persuasive evidence that the French Catholic teaching orders created the culture needed for the development of a modern educational system.

Curtis focuses her extensive research on the province of Lyon, though many of her findings can be applied more generally. Her argument that decisions about schooling were driven by pragmatic as well as ideological considerations, for example, is a model for further investigation. Educating the Faithful is the first major study in English of religious education in modern France.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780875802626
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2000
Edition description: 1
Pages: 267
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Introduction
1. School Provision before the Third Republic: Piety and Philanthropy
2. The Supply of Teachers
3. Esprit de Corps: Corporate Identity and Community Spirit
4. A Catholic Pedagogy
5. The Crisis of the Third Republic
6. Building a Catholic School System
7. Lay Habits: Persecution and Resistance, 1901–1904
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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