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The Political Theology of European Integration, comparing the influence of religious histories on European policies, Royce, Mark

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The Political Theology of European Integration, comparing the influence of religious histories on European policies, Royce, Mark
Language
eng
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Main title
The Political Theology of European Integration
Oclc number
1232955714
Responsibility statement
Royce, Mark
Series statement
Palgrave Studies in Religion, Politics, and Policy
Sub title
comparing the influence of religious histories on European policies
Summary
This book traces the connections between diverging postwar European integration policies and intra-Christian divisions to argue that supranational integration originates from Roman Catholic internationalism, and that resistance to integration, conversely, is based in Protestantism. Royce supports this thesis through a rigorously supported historical narrative, arguing that sixteenth-century theological conflicts generated seventeenth-century constitutional solutions, which ultimately effected the political choices both for and against integration during the twentieth century. Beginning with a survey of all ecclesiastical laws of seventeen West European countries and concluding with a full discussion of the Brexit vote and emerging alternatives to the EU, this examination of the political theology surrounding the European Union will appeal to all scholars of EU politics, modern theology, religious sociology, and contemporary European history
Table Of Contents
From Cross to Constitution -- God and Man in Europe -- A Theologico-Political Analysis -- Theology and Integration -- The Christian Confederalism of Switzerland -- The Lutheran Intergovernmentalism of Norway -- The Protestant Supranationalism of Britain -- The Christian Federalism of Germany
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