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

John McManners

Abstract

The second volume of this study of the relations between the Catholic Church and society in eighteenth‐century France covers the topics of popular religion; the clergy and morals; the Jansenist controversy in its religious and political aspects; the expulsion of the Jesuits; the religious minorities and the issue of toleration; and the crisis of the ancien régime in its politico‐religious dimension. The section on the ‘religion of the people’ considers, in particular, the distinctions between the intentions of the clergy in imposing their version of Christianity on the people and how these wer ... More

Keywords: confraternities, Enlightenment, France, French Revolution, Gallican Church, hermits, history, Jansenism, Jesuits, Jews, literacy, magic, parlements, pilgrimage, popular religion, Protestants, religious practice, religious toleration, sexual morality, theatre, usury

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198270041
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198270046.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John McManners, author
All Souls College, Oxford