By Hilari Raguer
Now on hand in English for the 1st time, Gunpowder and Incense (translated from the Spanish los angeles P?lvora y el Incienso) chronicles the position of the Church in Spanish politics, taking a look specifically on the Spanish Civil warfare. not like such a lot books at the topic, Hilari Raguer seems past the normal clarification that the struggle was once basically a spiritual fight. His writing offers an exemplary "insider's" viewpoint, and is awesome for its stability and belief at the position of the Catholic Church earlier than, in the course of and after the struggle. the fabric is gifted in a lucid, stylish demeanour - which makes this e-book as readable because it is historiographically very important. it is going to be important examining for college students and students of ecu, non secular and smooth historical past.
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14 In contrast, Vidal i Barraquer, during his Presidency, treated the Assembly of Metropolitans as a team, insisting that the archbishops consult the bishops of their ecclesiastical provinces and bring their replies to the Assembly. Segura and Goma´ were fundamentalists (integristas) not in the imprecise, indeed vague, sense of being conservative or traditionally minded, but in the technical sense of believing in the necessity of a ‘Confessional State’ that imposes upon all its subjects, by force, the profession and practice of the Catholic religion and prohibits all others.
This author, however, is also responsible for the complete edition of the Acts of the Assembly of Metropolitans,25 which are important because they were the directing body of the Spanish Church until the Synod of Bishops was created as a result of Vatican II. Indeed, before the publication of this work, what little we knew about the proceedings of these Assemblies came solely from the archives of Vidal i Barraquer or some other prelate. ´ lvarez Bolado began a full investigation of political In 1974, Alfonso A theology (that is to say theology applied to politics rather than the other way round) in Spain, in which he combined the solid preparation he had undergone as a Professor of Philosophy with a vast amount of documental research, between 1971 and 1981, in order to recover all the Bulletins of the 63 Dioceses in Spain from 1924 to 1940, a task which, since they are not to be found in any single collection, obliged him to make journeys to such sundry places as the Canary Islands, Urgel, Lugo and Granada.
In spite of this, Spanish reactionaries, antiquated philosophers that they were, strove to keep intact, throughout the nineteenth century and the ﬁrst third of the twentieth, the system of union between absolute monarchy and Catholicism. The result was that the political pendulum swung between clericalism and anti-clericalism through the civil wars of the nineteenth century and continued to do so until the most terrible of all the civil wars, that of 1936–39. In the ﬁrst three wars the Right was defeated, but the Left treated it with enormous generosity, even recognizing the military ranks of the ofﬁcers of the defeated armies.
The Catholic Church and the Spanish Civil War (Routledge Canada Blanch Studies in Contemporary Spain) by Hilari Raguer