Christendom and European Identity

Christendom and European Identity

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This book critically explores the idea of Europe since the French Revolution from the perspective of intellectual history. It traces the dominant and recurring theme of Europe-as-Christendom in discourse concerning the relationship of religion, politics and society, in historiography and hermeneutics, and in theories and constructions of identity and otherness . It examines the evolution of a grand narrative by which European elites have sought to define European and national identity.The book explores the positive creation of a sense of European unity, the ways in which it has been exploited for ideological purposes, and its impact on non-Christian communities within Europe. Key features First volume in relaunch of the series Religion and Society (RS) Historical contribution to current debate on European identity q28 For him, the idea of Carolingian Christendom still had resonance as the root of European identity. ... in fact, the liberal Anglicanism represented in Essays and Reviews which triumphed in the higher echelons of social and political influence in Britain. ... of thinkers had a disproportionate influence on the transformation of the idea of Christendom from that of a system of Christian States belonging to the anbsp;...

Title:Christendom and European Identity
Author:Mary Anne Perkins
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2004-01-01


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