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Section 3: The Church in the 17th & 18th Centuries

 

 

Content
  1. Church & State in the “Old Regime”
  2. The Christian Community in the 17th & 18th Centuries
  3. The Church & the Enlightenment
  4. The Church in the Age of Revolution
  5. Pope Pius VII, Napoleon & the Concordat of 1801
Slides
  • Slides Section 3.1  VIEW
  • Slides Section 3.2  VIEW
Recommended Reading

ESSENTIAL READING

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.

 
FURTHER READING:

On Absolutism

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


VIDEOS
The Mission 1986 (2hrs 5 mins) | VIEW