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Author May, Anita Rasi, 1940- author

Title Patriot priests : French Catholic clergy and national identity in World War I / Anita Rasi May
Published Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 2018
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Contents The anticlerical Third Republic -- Mobilization of French priests: the great novelty of the war -- Priests as missionaries on the battlefields -- Priests as patriots and warriors -- Priests as military pastors: wartime adaptations of traditional roles -- Memory of war in postwar relations
Summary These clergymen's story, recounted here for the first time, elucidates a unique milestone of church-state relations in France. But it is their experiences--their hopes and fears, their struggles to reconcile their mission of peace with the demands of war, and their sense of belonging to France as well as to the Church--that reveal a new perspective on the Great War
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Catholic Church -- France -- Clergy -- History -- 20th century
Catholic Church -- France -- History -- 20th century
Catholic Church.
Katholische Kirche
World War (1914-1918)
Military chaplains -- Catholic Church -- History -- 20th century
Priests -- France -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1914-1918 -- Chaplains -- France
World War, 1914-1918 -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
Military chaplains -- Catholic Church.
Weltkrieg 1914-1918
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 080616168X (electronic bk.)
9780806161686 (electronic bk.)