The Origins of Mexican Catholicism: Nahua Rituals and Christian Sacraments in Sixteenth-Century Mexico (History, Languages, and

The Origins of Mexican Catholicism: Nahua Rituals and Christian Sacraments in Sixteenth-Century Mexico (History, Languages, and Cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese Worlds) by Osvaldo F. Pardo
English | Aug. 20, 2004 | ISBN: 0472113615 | 266 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

"Pardo's study provides a persuasive criticism of the widespread assumption that the process of Christianization in Mexico can be conceived as the imposition of a complete and fool-proof system that did not accept doubts or compromises. The Origins of Mexican Catholicism will become an invaluable tool for future researchers and enrich future debates on the subject." --Fernando Cervantes, Bristol University, UK
"Pardo does an excellent job of balancing and contrasting sixteenth-century Catholic theology with Nahua thought and belief."
--John F. Schwaller, University of Minnesota
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Anti-Catholicism in Northern Ireland, 1600-1998 The Mote and the Beam


Anti-Catholicism in Northern Ireland, 1600-1998: The Mote and the Beam by John D. Brewer
English | Sep. 4, 1999 | ISBN: 0312217382 | 258 Pages | PDF | 30 MB
Anti-Catholicism forms part of the dynamics to Northern Ireland's conflict and is critical to the self-defining identity of certain Protestants. However, anti-Catholicism is as much a sociological process as a theological dispute. It was given a Scriptural underpinning in the history of Protestant-Catholic relations in Ireland, and wider British-Irish relations, in order to reinforce social divisions between the religious communities and to offer a deterministic belief system to justify them.


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Catholicism, Sexual Deviance, and Victorian Gothic Culture (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture)

Catholicism, Sexual Deviance, and Victorian Gothic Culture (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture) by Patrick R. O'Malley
English | Oct. 23, 2006 | ISBN: 0521863988 | 294 Pages | PDF | 6 MB

It has long been recognised that the Gothic genre sensationalised beliefs and practices associated with Catholicism. Often, the rhetorical tropes and narrative structures of the Gothic, with its lurid and supernatural Descriptions, were used to argue that both Catholicism and sexual difference were fundamentally alien and threatening to British Protestant culture. Ultimately, however, the Gothic also provided an imaginative space in which unconventional writers from John Henry Newman to Oscar Wilde could articulate an alternative vision of British culture.
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Enlightenment and the Creation of German Catholicism

Enlightenment and the Creation of German Catholicism by Michael Printy
English | Feb. 2, 2009 | ISBN: 0521478391 | 256 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
This book tells the story of how eighteenth-century German Catholics rethought the Church. Educated German Catholics envisioned a Church that would solidify the link between religion, civilization, and morality. The first account of the German Catholic Enlightenment, this book explores the ways in which eighteenth-century Germans reconceived the relationship between religion, society, and the state.
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Irresolute Heresiarch: Catholicism, Gnosticism and Paganism in the Poetry of Czeslaw Milosz

Irresolute Heresiarch: Catholicism, Gnosticism and Paganism in the Poetry of Czeslaw Milosz by Charles S. Kraszewski
English | May 1, 2012 | ISBN: 144383761X | 284 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

In the midst of a multi-national comparative study of modern Catholic poets, Charles S. Kraszewski was more than a little surprised at the difficulty he encountered in finding a representative poet from that ostensibly most Catholic of European nations, Poland. With but two guiding criteria in mind the poet had to be possessed of a Catholic world view and have a significant impact on the development of modern poetry it seemed that Polish poets were either very good . . . or Catholic. Then, in 2004, during the funeral of the Nobel Prize winning poet Czes aw Mi osz, it was revealed that the poet had written a recent letter to the Pope, declaring his intent, in his later writings, to express a Catholic viewpoint.
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Roman Catholicism in America

Roman Catholicism in America by Chester Gillis
English | May 15, 2000 | ISBN: 0231108710 | 377 Pages | PDF | 12 MB

Who are American Catholics and what do they believe and practice? What is distinctive about the expression of Catholicism in America and how have Catholics influenced and been influenced by American culture and society? What different types of Catholics make up the church today? Chester Gillis offers a cogent survey of U.S. Catholic history, emphasizing the post-Vatican II era, and goes on to explore the various roles and missions of the church in education, health care, charity, and more.
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Catholicism in Britain & France Since 1789

Catholicism in Britain & France Since 1789 by Frank Tallett
English | Aug. 2, 2003 | ISBN: 1852851007 | 209 Pages | PDF | 11 MB

This book provides a balanced and up-to-date analysis of Catholicism in Britain and France by leading experts on various aspects of the faith in the two hundred years since the French Revolution.
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Catholicism Today: An Introduction to the Contemporary Catholic Church

Catholicism Today: An Introduction to the Contemporary Catholic Church By Evyatar Marienberg
2014 | 258 Pages | ISBN: 0415719429 , 0415719437 | PDF | 2 MB
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