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The Catholic Church in the Modern Age by Thomas F. Madden

The Catholic Church in the Modern Age

by Thomas F. Madden


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As the world entered the modern age, the Catholic Church faced new challenges to its authority, both from without and within. As one of the planet's oldest institutions, the Church had already survived sixteen centuries, but as winds of change altered the global landscape, the Church's very existence would be called into question.

Professor Thomas F. Madden leads these compelling lectures, focusing on a Church both adapting to a world in flux and striving to exert its influence and power. Throughout modernity, the Church responded to - and weathered - a host of major world events: the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, colonization of the New World, and of course the World Wars that in large part defined the twentieth century.

As the face of the Church, the popes affected Catholicism in ways that can only be truly understood from a careful examination of the past. And so the lives of the popes, along with major Church proceedings, wars, and other significant world events, are brought to bear in a comprehensive look at the Church in the modern age.

Lecture 1 At the Dawn of a New World

Lecture 2 To the Corners of the Earth: Overseas Missions

Lecture 3 The Catholic Church in the Age of Absolutism

Lecture 4 The Catholic Church and the Enlightenment

Lecture 5 The French Revolution

Lecture 6 Napoleon and the Church

Lecture 7 The Challenge of Liberalism

Lecture 8 Struggles with Nationalism

Lecture 9 Vatican I and the Fall of Papal Rome

Lecture 10 The Catholic Church in North America

Lecture 11 Labor and War

Lecture 12 In an Age of Dictators

Lecture 13 Vatican II

Lecture 14 Pope John Paul II and Beyond


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