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The Resource Religion and the struggle for European union : confessional culture and the limits of integration, Brent F. Nelsen and James L. Guth

Religion and the struggle for European union : confessional culture and the limits of integration, Brent F. Nelsen and James L. Guth

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Religion and the struggle for European union : confessional culture and the limits of integration
Title
Religion and the struggle for European union
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confessional culture and the limits of integration
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Brent F. Nelsen and James L. Guth
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eng
Summary
Nelsen and Guth contend that religion, or "confessional culture, " plays a powerful role in shaping European ideas about politics, attitudes toward European integration, and national and continental identities in its leaders and citizens. Catholicism has for centuries promoted the unity of Christendom, while Protestantism has valued particularity and feared Catholic dominance. These confessional cultures, the authors argue, have resulted in two very different visions of Europe that have deeply influenced the process of postwar integration. Catholics have seen Europe as a single cultural entity that is best governed by a single polity; Protestants have never felt part of continental culture and have valued national borders as protectors of liberties historically threatened by Catholic powers. Catholics have pressed for a politically united Europe; Protestants have resisted sacrificing sovereignty to federal institutions, favoring pragmatic cooperation. Despite growing secularization of the continent, not to mention the impact of Islam, confessional culture still exerts enormous influence. And, the authors conclude, European elites must recognize the enduring significance of this Catholic-Protestant cultural divide as the EU attempts to solve its social and economic and political crises
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Nelsen, Brent F.,
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Guth, James L.,
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Religion and politics series
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  • Religion and politics
  • Christianity and politics
  • Christianity and culture
  • Group identity
  • Christianity and culture
  • Christianity and politics
  • Group identity
  • Political science
  • Religion and politics
  • European Union countries
  • Europe
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Religion and the struggle for European union : confessional culture and the limits of integration, Brent F. Nelsen and James L. Guth
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Framework. Culture and integration -- Confessional cultures. Common roots ; Reformation and reaction ; Political movements -- Constructing a new Europe. Postwar preparation ; Catholic construction ; Protestant resistance -- Divided Europe. Member states and elites ; Political groups ; European identity
Control code
892514233
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 368 pages
Isbn
9781626160705
Lccn
2014038158
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)892514233
Label
Religion and the struggle for European union : confessional culture and the limits of integration, Brent F. Nelsen and James L. Guth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Framework. Culture and integration -- Confessional cultures. Common roots ; Reformation and reaction ; Political movements -- Constructing a new Europe. Postwar preparation ; Catholic construction ; Protestant resistance -- Divided Europe. Member states and elites ; Political groups ; European identity
Control code
892514233
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 368 pages
Isbn
9781626160705
Lccn
2014038158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)892514233

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