Religion and Civil Society
Narratives in conflict: Religious freedom and the relationship between Church and State in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
This project aims to study the historical narratives that emerged during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to defend religious freedom and the adequate separation between Church and State in different European and American countries. In this way, it will highlight the existence of narratives capable of mediating between the dominant liberal narrative, which affirms the incompatibility between Catholicism and religious freedom, and the Catholic confessional counter-narrative that saw religious freedom as a threat to religion.
This study will focus on the following space-time spheres: (i) Spain in three instances that are particularly relevant to this topic: the Cadiz period, the revolutionary six-year period, and the Franco period, (ii) France in the first half of the nineteenth century seen through the work of Alexis de Tocqueville, (iii) Mexico in the period between the Constitution of 1917 and the constitutional reforms of 1992, and (iv) the United States in the years prior to the Second Vatican Council.
This project receives financial support from the Spanish Ministry of Economy (Ref. DER2016-76619-P).
· Carmen Alejos Grau (Universidad de Navarra)
· Pilar Arregui (Universidad de Navarra)
· Rafael Escobedo (Universidad de Navarra)
· Mercedes Montero (Universidad de Navarra, ICS)
· José Luis Soberanes (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
· Paolo Valvo (Universidad Católica del Sacro Cuore)
· Juan Pablo Domínguez (Universidad de Navarra-ICS).