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ERIC Number: EJ1133103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1942-2539
Catholic Church and State Relations in French Education in the Nineteenth Century: The Struggle between "Laïcité" and Religion
Doyle, Ann Margaret
International Studies in Catholic Education, v9 n1 p108-122 2017
This article traces the conflicts and compromises between the Catholic Church and the French state and the struggle for dominance in education between these two forces during the nineteenth century. It explores their varying relations up to the law of separation in 1905. It also poses the question as to why a country traditionally wedded to Catholicism came to be ideologically opposed to it. Rather than inheriting an ideology opposed to religion per se, it is argued, the legacy from the French Revolution has been one of egalitarianism which has persisted. The Church during this period supported anti-revolutionary and reactionary political forces. This created hostility towards the Church and brought about huge popular support for anticlericalism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France
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