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Church and State in Bourbon Mexico

D A Brading
Church and State in Bourbon Mexico

Church and State in Bourbon Mexico

D A Brading

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In the eighteenth century the Mexican Church experienced spiritual renewal and intellectual reform. The establishment of Franciscan missionary colleges, of the Oratory, and of convents and sisterhoods was to the great benefit of the diocese of Michoacan. Thriving confraternities demonstrated the vigour of parochial life. But the secular clergy remained divided between a wealthy elite and an impecunious mass of curates and country vicars, with the cathedral chapter dominated by a group of enlightened peninsular canons. Charles III and his successor expelled the Jesuits, secularised mendicant parishes, investigated closely popular religion, stripped the clergy of their immunity from royal courts and then seized their wealth. In 1810 priests from the Michoacan diocese led the popular Insurgency which challenged Spanish rule. Here therefore is a rounded portrait of the Mexican Church at its meridian, touching upon virtually all aspects of religious life. At its core is the clash between post-Tridentine baroque Catholicism and enlightened despotism.

- Publisher Church and State in Bourbon Mexico describes virtually all aspects of religious life in a Mexican diocese in the eighteenth century. It covers the Franciscan missionary colleges, the new Oratory at San Miguel, new convents and sisterhoods, confraternities and popular religion, the composition and earnings of the secular clergy, conflicts in the cathedral chapter, and the involvement of the clergy in the 1810 Insurgency. A central issue is the conflict between church and state and between the culture of baroque Catholicism and enlightened despotism.

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In the eighteenth century the Mexican Church experienced spiritual renewal and intellectual reform. The establishment of Franciscan missionary colleges, of the Oratory, and of convents and sisterhoods was to the great benefit of the diocese of Michoacan. Thriving confraternities demonstrated the vigour of parochial life. But the secular clergy remained divided between a wealthy elite and an impecunious mass of curates and country vicars, with the cathedral chapter dominated by a group of enlightened peninsular canons. Charles III and his successor expelled the Jesuits, secularised mendicant parishes, investigated closely popular religion, stripped the clergy of their immunity from royal courts and then seized their wealth. In 1810 priests from the Michoacan diocese led the popular Insurgency which challenged Spanish rule. Here therefore is a rounded portrait of the Mexican Church at its meridian, touching upon virtually all aspects of religious life. At its core is the clash between post-Tridentine baroque Catholicism and enlightened despotism.
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Church and State in Bourbon Mexico describes virtually all aspects of religious life in a Mexican diocese in the eighteenth century. It covers the Franciscan missionary colleges, the new Oratory at San Miguel, new convents and sisterhoods, confraternities and popular religion, the composition and earnings of the secular clergy, conflicts in the cathedral chapter, and the involvement of the clergy in the 1810 Insurgency. A central issue is the conflict between church and state and between the culture of baroque Catholicism and enlightened despotism.
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Table Of Contents

  • Preface; Part I. The Religious Orders: 1. Jesuit Expulsion; 2. Mendicant Chronicles; 3. Oratorians; 4. Secularisation; 5. Nuns; Part Ii. Priests And Laity: 6. Priests; 7. Confraternities And Parochial Income; 8. Devotion And Deviance; Part Iii. Bishops And Chapter: 9. Cathedral And Chapter; 10. A Bishop And His Canons; 11. Tithes And Chantries; 12. Liberal Prelate; Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 183787
  • Product Code 052152301X
  • EAN 9780521523011
  • Pages 316
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Aug 2002
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 18 mm
  • Weight 0.470kg

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