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The Vatican and Catholic Activism in Mexico and Chile: The Politics of Transnational Catholicism, 1920-1940

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As in Europe, secular nation building in Latin America challenged the traditional authority of the Roman Catholic Church in the early twentieth century. In response, Catholic social and political movements sought to contest state-led secularisation and provide an answer to the 'social question', the complex set of problems associated with urbanisation, industrialisation, and poverty. As Catholics mobilised against the secular threat, they also struggled with each other to define the proper role of the Church in the public ...

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The Vatican and Catholic Activism in Mexico and Chile: The Politics of Transnational Catholicism, 1920-1940
2014, Oxford University Press, USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9780199688487

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