Collection : KADOC Studies on Religion, Culture and Society, Leuven University Press
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Gender and Christianity in Modern Europe
Beyond the Feminization Thesis



Loci Sacri
Understanding Sacred Places
Sacred places are not static entities but reveal a historical dynamic. This volume explores both the cultural developments that have shaped them and their varied multidimensional levels of significance.



Christian Masculinity
Men and Religion in Northern Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Here we meet Catholic and Protestant men struggling with and for their Christian faith as priests, missionaries, and laymen, as well as ideas and reflections on Christian masculinity in media, fiction, and correspondence of various kinds.



The Transformation of the Christian Churches in Western Europe (1945–2000)
KADOC Studies on Religion, Culture and Society, Volume 6 Research continues to show that the Christian religion is gradually disappearing from the public, cultural, and social spheres in Western Europe. Even on the individual level, institutionalized...



The Maritain Factor
Taking Religion into Interward Modernism
By studying the reception and perception of the French Catholic philosopher Jacques Maritain, this book argues that European modernist artists and intellectuals sought a primordial finality in Catholicism. The French poet, writer, and surrealist...



Towards an Era of Development
The Globalization of Socialism and Christian Democracy, 1945–1965
Peter Van Kemseke
KADOC Studies on Religion, Culture and Society 5 In the twenty years after the end of World War II, a "Third World" was added to the Cold War concepts of the First and Second worlds, and postwar decolonization ushered in an era of development. For...



Religion, Children's Literature, and Modernity in Western Europe 1750–2000
In this book some 25 scholars focus on the relationship between religion, children's literature and modernity in Western Europe since the Enlightenment (c. 1750). They examine various aspects of the phenomenon of children's literature, such as types...



The Papacy and the New World Order
Vatican Diplomacy, Catholic Opinion and International Politics at the Time of Leo XIII (1878–1903)
Vincent Viaene



Religious Institutes in Western Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Historiography, Research, and Legal Position
J. DeMayer, S. Leplae, J. Schmiedl
In the 19th century, religious institutes (orders and congregations) underwent an unprecedented revival. As partners in a large-scale religious modernisation movement, they were welcomed by the Roman Catholic Church in its pursuit of a new role . . .



Christian Democratic Parties in Europe since the End of the Cold War
Steven Van Hecke, Emmanuel Gerard
The period since the end of the Cold War has been characterised by an acceleration in the European integration process, a changing pattern of political ideologies and the emergence of new political parties and issues. This book assesses the impact of...



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