Religious Institutes and Catholic Culture in 19th and 20th Century Europe

Urs Altermatt (Editor), Jan De Maeyer (Editor), Franziska Metzger (Editor),

Series: KADOC-Studies on Religion, Culture and Society 13

Category: History, History 1800-present

Language: English

ISBN: 9789462700000

Publication date: March 5, 2014

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Number of pages: 215

Size: 238 x 170 x 15 mm

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Series: KADOC-Studies on Religion, Culture and Society 13

Category: History, History 1800-present

Language: English

DOI: 10.11116/9789461662149

ISBN: 9789461662149

Publication date: March 5, 2014

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A broad perspective on the role of religious institutes in social and cultural practices
This volume examines the cultural contribution of religious institutes, men and women religious, and their role in the constitution of Catholic communities of communication in different European countries (England, Germany, Liechtenstein, the Low Countries, the Nordic Countries, Switzerland). The articles focus on social and cultural history by comparing both discourses and cultural and social practices, as well as examining international networks and cultural transference. How did religious institutes function as cultural elites in the production and mediation of knowledge, ideologies, cultural codes, and practices? What kind of discursive and operational strategies did they use to help construct and propagate social Catholicism, ultramontanism, and confessionalism, and to establish and promote the Catholic communication system? What were the central mechanisms in the production of knowledge and how were they incorporated within identity politics?

The volume also takes a broad perspective on the role of religious institutes in the production and propagation of religious, cultural, and social practices, and in the socialisation of the Catholic population. The focus is on cultural practices, on the transmission and transformation of attitudes, and on the rites and customs in everyday religious and social practices.

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Introduction Urs Altermatt, Jan De Maeyer & Franziska Metzger
Religious Institutes as a Factor of Catholic Communities of Communication Urs Altermatt & Franziska Metzger
DISCOURSES AND NETWORKS OF KNOWLEDGE
Catholic Intellectual Elites in the Netherlands Fruitful and Vulnerable Alliances during the Interbellum Marit Monteiro
Stimmen der Zeit and Benediktinische Monatsschrift The Different Approaches of two Religious Orders to the Cultural Communication of the Weimar Republic Joachim Schmiedl
PROMULGATION AND MEDIATION OF DISCOURSES
Convent Schools in Central Switzerland Sites of Female Catholic Identity Construction and Networking for Catholic Laywomen Esther Vorburger-Bossart
The Institut St. Elisabeth A Place of Conservation and Encouragement of a Catholic Identity for the Female Youth of Liechtenstein Martina Sochin D’ Elia
Creating and Disseminating a Catholic Subculture through Children’s Literature The Forgotten Role of the Publishing Houses of Religious Institutes Jan De Maeyer
Starving, Spanking and Steam Trains English Catholic Patriotism and Bodily Penitence in the Children’s Writing of Frances Taylor and Elizabeth Giles Katherine Harper The Scandinavian Mission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph A Female Counter-Culture in Nordic Society Yvonne Maria Werner
Religious Communities and the Catholic Poverty Discourse in the First Half of the 19th Century The Relationship between Charitable Service and Denomination-specific Identity as reflected in the Church Press Patrick Bircher (†)
Belgian Jesuits and their Labourer Retreats (c. 1890-1914) Kristien Suenens
Conclusion Urs Altermatt & Franziska Metzger
Bibliography
Index
Contributors
Colophon

Urs Altermatt

Urs Altermatt is Professor Emeritus in Contemporary History at the University of Fribourg.

Jan De Maeyer

Jan De Maeyer is professor emeritus of contemporary church history at KU Leuven and honorary director of KADOC-KU Leuven. His research focuses on political and social Catholicism, material Christianity, and the development of religious institutions and congregations.

Franziska Metzger

Franziska Metzger is Lecturer in Contemporary History at the University of Fribourg.

[...] there is no doubt that each chapter was well researched. They all focus on the considerable impact of religious men and women on their respective country's Catholic 'community of communication'. In this respect, the publication is a success.
History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland, Dr. Joos van Vugt, Radboud University Nijmegen, April 2014

Academic libraries should acquire this series of important explorations for the use of studentsand researchers. Paul Misner, Marquette University, The Catholic Historical Review, 2014, vol. 100, no. 4

But on the whole, the articles were engaging, informative, thought provoking and elicited a desire to delve deeper. The collection represents both a tribute of recognition to the orders and congregations whose works are described and a welcome contribution to nineteenth and early twentieth-century social and religious history.
Anselm Nye, Trajecta Portal

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