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Culture Wars: Secular-Catholic Conflict in by Christopher Clark, Wolfram Kaiser

By Christopher Clark, Wolfram Kaiser

Twelve essays from a workforce of eu specialists study the fight that broke out among secular and non secular forces in past due nineteenth-century Europe. They spotlight the function of trans-national forces and their interplay with neighborhood stipulations. This assortment combines an account of the influence of secular-religious strife, on the point of excessive politics, with case stories that elucidate the that means of tradition conflict for particular areas and groups.

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Jahrhundert. Eine Einladung zum internationalen Vergleich’, in O. Blaschke and A. ), Katholischer Antisemitismus im 19. Jahrhundert. Ursachen und Traditionen im internationalen Vergleich (Zurich, 2000), 3–54. e. 92 Catholic polemic often depicted the opposing camp as a distorted mirror of the church and its following, in keeping with a traditional view of Satan, as the rebellious ‘ape of God’. Thus the freemasons worshipped in a ‘synagogue of Satan’ whose rites and hierarchy were conceived in grotesque mimicry of the church of Christ.

J. Payne, Spanish Catholicism. An Historical Overview (Madison, 1984), 98. Bernhard Schneider, Katholiken auf den Barrikaden? , Church, 32, 53–6. Callahan, Church, Politics and Society in Spain, 169; Chadwick, Popes, 163–4. The New Catholicism 21 At one end of the spectrum were reactionary integralists like Louis Veuillot, whose worldview was essentially absolutist and theocratic; at the other were those lay and clerical progressives for whom the ultramontane cause was consonant to some degree with liberal principles and denoted the emancipation of an international church from oppressive state control.

Stambolis, ‘Nationalisierung trotz Ultramontanisierung oder: “Alles f¨ur Deutschland. Deutschland aber f¨ur Christus”. Mentalit¨atsleitende Wertorientierung deutscher Katholiken im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert’, Historische Zeitschrift 269 (1999), 57–97. 36 c h r i s to ph e r c l a rk r h e to r i c a n d re a l i t y The culture wars were waged with a range of instruments: legislation, civil disobedience, demonstrations and on some occasions even physical violence. But they were, above all, wars of words and images.

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