Religious Renewal in France, 1789-1870

The Roman Catholic Church between Catastrophe and Triumph

Authors: Price, Roger

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  • Examines the response of the Roman Catholic Church to revolution and cultural upheaval in France between 1789 and 1870
  • Considers the role of the Church, the activities of parish priests and the responses of the parish
  • Provides a cultural and social historiographical approach, utilising extensive archival research
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This book provides a study of the manner in which the Roman Catholic Church in France responded to successive revolutions between 1789 and 1870 as well as to the cultural upheaval associated with accelerating socio-economic change. It focuses on the Church as an institution engaged in a dynamic process of (re)Christianization and determined, as the only repository of the true faith of Jesus Christ, to fortify belief , and to combat the ‘Satanic’ forces of moral corruption and revolutionary chaos and create a ‘counter society’, the société parfaite. Discussion of the Church as an institution in crisis, of the recruitment, instruction and mind-sets of its bishops, parish clergy, and the members of religious orders, of its hierarchical structures and internal discipline, and of the need to compensate for the losses suffered during a period of revolutionary upheaval, provides the basis for an exploration of its evolving doctrine(s) and sense of purpose; for an assessment of the pastoral care provided to parish communities; and of the leadership and moral qualities of the clergy; before final consideration of the reception of the religious message(s).


About the authors

Roger Price is Emeritus Professor of History at Aberystwyth University, UK, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He has published a large number of articles and books on the economic, social and political history of nineteenth-century France and Europe. Previous publications include The French Second Empire: An Anatomy of Political Power (2001); People and Politics in France, 1848-1870 (2004); A Concise History of France(2014); Documents on the Second French Empire, 1852-1870 (Palgrave, 2015); and The Modernization of Rural France: Communications Networks and Agricultural Market Structures in Nineteenth-Century France (2017). In addition to this book, his study of The Church and the State in France, 1789-1870: Fear of God is the Basis of Social Order will soon be published by Palgrave.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Price, Roger

    Pages 1-5

  • God’s Church

    Price, Roger

    Pages 9-72

  • Doctrine: The Move Towards Rome

    Price, Roger

    Pages 73-112

  • Pastoral Care: The Clergy and the People of God

    Price, Roger

    Pages 113-167

  • The Protection of Moral Order

    Price, Roger

    Pages 169-213

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religious Renewal in France, 1789-1870
Book Subtitle
The Roman Catholic Church between Catastrophe and Triumph
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67196-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67196-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67195-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88393-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 416
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