Section 3: The Church in the 17th & 18th Centuries
- Church & State in the “Old Regime”
- The Christian Community in the 17th & 18th Centuries
- The Church & the Enlightenment
- The Church in the Age of Revolution
- Pope Pius VII, Napoleon & the Concordat of 1801
Orlandis, J., A Short History of the Catholic Church, (Dublin: Four Courts, 1985), pp. 106-121.
Armenio, P., The History of the Church: Parish Edition, (Downers Grove: MTF, 2014), pp. 160-86.
Bishop Bossuet: Defending Absolutism VIEW
On the Church in the Age of Enlightenment
Armenio, P., Complete Course, pp. 580-608.
Fazio, M. and Gamarra, D., A History of Modern Philosophy, (New York: Scepter, 2017), pp. 187-212.
Micheletti, Mario. “Deism”, in Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Science and Religion, 2020. VIEW
Micheletti, Mario. “Encyclopedism”, in Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Science and Religion, 2020. | VIEW
William Saunders, “What Are The Masons? Are Catholics Allowed to Belong?”, in The Arlington Catholic Herald, 9 May 1996. VIEW
Clement XII, In Eminenti (Condemning Freemasonry), 1738. VIEW
Leo XIII, Humanum Genus (On Freemasonry), 20 April 1884. VIEW
Leo XIII, Inimica Vis (On Freemasonry to the Italian Bishops), 8 December 1892. VIEW
Leo XIII, Custodi di Quella Fede (On Freemasonry, to the Italian People), 8 December 1892. VIEW
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Declaration on Masonic Associations, 26 November 1983. VIEW
Code of Canon Law, Canon 1374. VIEW
The Church & the Galileo Affair
Armenio, P., Complete Course, pp. 595-98.
John Paul II, Address to the Pontifical Academy of Science, 31 October, 1992. VIEW
Martinez, R., “What Does the Decree on Copernicanism Say?” in Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Science and Religion, 2016. VIEW
“Understanding the Galileo Affair: the Uses of History in the Subsequent Contexts”, in Brooke, J and Cantor, G., Reconstructing Nature: The Engagement of Religion and Science (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1998), pp. 122-130. VIEW
Further articles relating to the Galileo controversy VIEW
From the French Revolution to Napoleon
Armenio, P., Complete Course, pp. 616-645.
Declaration of the Rights of Man & of the Citizen, 1789. VIEW
Civil Constitution of the Clergy, 1790. VIEW
The Mission 1986 (2hrs 5 mins) | VIEW