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Title: From 'Catholicism Against Modernity' to the Problematic 'Modernity of Catholicism'
Author(s): HELLEMANS, Staf
Journal: Ethical Perspectives
Volume: 8    Issue: 2   Date: 2001   
Pages: 117-127
DOI: 10.2143/EP.8.2.503831

Abstract :
Since the French Revolution the relationship between the Catholic church and modernity has always been very troublesome. First I will describe how the church saw its own position with regard to modernity and how its stance evolved. In a second stage, I will then focus on how modernity `framed' Catholicism: this I will refer to as the modernity and modernization of Catholicism. The insights obtained will be used in a third part in order to get a better understanding of the present and future situation of the church. I will round off with some conclusions concerning Catholic intellectuals and Catholic intellectual traditions from 1800 onwards.

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