European Christian Democracy
Historical Legacies and Comparative Perspectives
352 pages, 0.00 x 0.00
Paperback | 9780268022761 | May 2003
Hardcover | 9780268022754 | May 2003
European Christian Democracy presents a series of essays by leading experts that analyze the importance of Christian Democracy in European politics. This interdisciplinary volume features contributions from American and European historians and political scientists. In this book, scholars explore the historical roots of the European Christian Democratic movement in Catholic social doctrine and political practice, and use Christian Democracy as a means to analyze the relationship between religion and politics, church and state.
Essays in this important collection include both case studies and comparative analyses. They offer a comprehensive assessment of Christian Democracy and the key role it played in establishing constitutional government and social policy in western Europe.
Contributors: Winfried Becker, Martin Conway, Michael Gehler, Raymond Grew, Wolfram Kaiser, Stathis Kalyvas, Emiel Lamberts, Paul Misner, Maria Mitchell, Antonio Santucci, Carl Strikwerda, Carolyn Warner, and Steven White.
Thomas Kselman is professor of history and fellow of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of numerous books and editor of Belief in History, also published by the University of Notre Dame Press.
Joseph A. Buttigieg is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Literature and fellow of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
“Thomas Kselman and Joseph Buttigieg’s impressive and provocative collection of essays, European Christian Democracy, reminds the reader of the significance and complexity of religious politics and, as an examination of that phenomenon, challenges the notion ‘that secularization is an ineluctable proves.’ ” ~Catholic Historical Review
“For those students of European Christian Democracy waiting patiently for this century’s successor to Michael Fogarty’s classic on the subject, Christian Democracy in Western Europe, 1820-1953, this present volume will sustain life in the interim.” ~Journal of Church and State
“This set of well-written, detailed essays is useful for specialists in European politics. Recommended.” ~Choice
“This collection is striking for its high quality, accessibility, and cohesion. It does an excellent job of taking stock across the different disciplines of recent scholarship on this topic.” ~Marcus Kreuzer
“…rewarding and interesting.” ~European History Quarterly