The Schism of '68
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This volume explores the critical reactions and dissenting activism generated in the summer of 1968 when Pope Paul VI promulgated his much-anticipated and hugely divisive encyclical, Humanae Vitae , which banned the use of 'artificial contraception' by Catholics. Through comparative case studies of fourteen different European countries, it offers a wealth of new data about the lived religious beliefs and practices of ordinary people - as well as theologians interrogating 'traditional teachings' - in areas relating to love, marriage, family life, gender roles and marital intimacy. Key themes…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This volume explores the critical reactions and dissenting activism generated in the summer of 1968 when Pope Paul VI promulgated his much-anticipated and hugely divisive encyclical, Humanae Vitae , which banned the use of 'artificial contraception' by Catholics. Through comparative case studies of fourteen different European countries, it offers a wealth of new data about the lived religious beliefs and practices of ordinary people - as well as theologians interrogating 'traditional teachings' - in areas relating to love, marriage, family life, gender roles and marital intimacy. Key themes include the role of medical experts, the media, the strategies of progressive Catholic clergy and laity, and the critical part played by hugely differing Church-State relations. In demonstrating the Catholic Church's important (and overlooked) contribution to the refashioning of the sexual landscape of post-war Europe, it makes a critical intervention into a growing historiography exploring the 1960s and offers a close interrogation of one strand of religious change in this tumultuous decade.
Autorenporträt
Alana Harris is Lecturer in Modern British History at King's College London, UK. She has previously published Faith in the Family: A Lived Religious History of English Catholicism, 1945-1982 (2013) and Love and Romance in Britain, 1918-1970 (with Timothy W. Jones, Palgrave, 2014).
Inhaltsangabe
1. Introduction: The Summer of '68 - Beyond the Secularization Thesis; Alana Harris.- Part I: To the Barricades.- 2. Humanae Vitae, Catholic Attitudes to Birth Control in the Netherlands and Transnational Church Politics, 1930-75; Chris Dols and Maarten van den Bos.- 3. Of Human Love. Catholics Campaigning for Sexual Aggiornamento in postwar Belgium; Wannes Dupont.- 4. 'A Galileo-crisis not a Luther crisis'? English Catholics' attitudes to Contraception; Alana Harris.- Part II: Episcopal Controversies.- 5. Religion and Contraception in Comparative Perspective - Switzerland (1950-70); Caroline Rusterholz.- 6. Attempted Disobedience. Humanae Vitae in West Germany and Austria; Katharina Ebner and Maria Mesner.- Part III: Christian Science and Catholic Conservatism.- 7.The Politics of Catholic Medicine. 'The pill' and Humanae Vitae in Portugal;  Tiago Pires Marques.- 8. Humanae Vitae, Birth Control and the Forgotten History of the Catholic church in Poland Agnieszka Koscianska.- Part
Rezensionen
"The book offers some important lessons and frameworks for a project which could work on a global scale. ... this book broadens our understanding of how 'liberal' ideas intersected with religious beliefs at a moment of profound agitation." (David Geiringer, British Catholic History, Vol. 34 (3), May, 2019)