Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Church and Society in Catholic Europe of the Eighteenth Century by William J. Callahan

Of the great European institutions of the Old Regime, the Catholic Church alone survived into the modern world. The Church that emerged from the period of revolutionary upheaval, which began in 1789, and from the long process of economic and social transformation characteristic of the nineteenth century, was very different from the great baroque Church that developed following the Counter-Reformation. These studies of the Church in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germane, Austria, Hungary and Poland on the eve of an era of revolutionary change assess the still intimate relationship between religion and society within the traditional European social order of the eighteenth century. The essays emphasize social function rather than theological controversy, and examine issues such as the recruitment and role of the clergy, the place of the Church in education and poor relief', the importance of popular religion, and the evangelization of a largely illiterate population by the religious orders.

Buy Church and Society in Catholic Europe of the Eighteenth Century by William J. Callahan from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521090773
ISBN-10: 0521090776
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Pages: 180
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Church and Society in Catholic Europe of the Eighteenth Century by William J. Callahan

Book Reviews - Church and Society in Catholic Europe of the Eighteenth Century by William J. Callahan

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Church and Society in Catholic Europe of the Eighteenth Century book by William J. Callahan and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review