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Author Feindt, Gregor.

Title Christianity and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Europe : Conflict, Community, and the Social Order
Published Gottingen : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (212 pages)
Series Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte Mainz ; v. 111
Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte Mainz ; v. 111
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Table of Contents; Body; John Carter Wood: Preface; John Carter Wood: "Blessed is the nation"? Christianity and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Europe; Section I: Christianity, Conflict, and Community ; Jorge Luengo: Preaching in Catalan: Religion, Language, and Nationalism in Early Twentieth-Century Spain; John Wolffe: Forever England beneath the Cross of Sacrifice: Christianity and National Identity in British First World War Cemeteries; Gladys Ganiel: Secularisation, Ecumenism, and Identity on the Island of Ireland
Gregor Feindt: "A Spirit that Revives"? Reshaping Catholic Poland in Late Socialism, 1977-1981Section III : Faith, Nation, and "Europe" ; Patrick Pasture: Between a Christian Fatherland and Euro-Christendom; Lazaros Miliopoulos: The Christian Churches between European and National Identities: Europeanisation via Constitutional Law?; Contributor Biographies
Mihai-D. Grigore: "Orthodox Brothers": Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, National Identity, and Conflict between the Romanian and Russian Orthodox Churches in MoldaviaSection II : Religion, Nation, and the Social Order ; Matthew D. Hockenos: Pastor Martin Niemöller, German Protestantism, and German National Identity, 1933-1937; John Carter Wood: "The Rock of Human Sanity Stands in the Sea Where It Always Stood": Christian Intellectuals, British National Character, and the Experience of (Near) Defeat, 1937-1942
Summary This collection explores how Christian individuals and institutions combined the topics of faith and national identity in twentieth-century Europe. "National identity" is understood in a broad sense that includes discourses of citizenship, narratives of cultural or linguistic belonging, or "national" characteristics. It considers various geographical contexts, and takes into account processes of cross-national exchange and transfer. It shows how national and denominational identities were often mutually constitutive, at times leading to a strongly exclusionary stance against "other" national or religious groups. In different circumstances, religiously minded thinkers critiqued nationalism, emphasising the universalist strains of their faith, with varying degrees of success. Throughout the century church officials and lay Christians have had to come to terms with the relationship between their national and "European" identities within the processes of Europeanisation
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Subject Nationalism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Europe -- Church history -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
Author Ganiel, Gladys.
Gerber, Stefan.
Grigore, Mihai-D.
Hockenos, Matthew D., 1966-
Miliopoulos, Lazaros.
Pasture, Patrick, 1961-
Luengo Sánchez, Jorge.
Wolffe, John.
Wood, J. Carter (John Carter), 1970-
ISBN 352510149X (electronic bk.)
3666101496 (electronic bk.)
9783525101490 (electronic bk.)
9783666101496 (electronic bk.)