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The Vatican and Catholic Activism in Mexico and Chile: The Politics of Transnational Catholicism, 1920-1940

Stephen J. C. Andes


This book examines Vatican policy towards Catholic social and political movements in Mexico and Chile in the 1920s and 1930s. The first book length treatment of the subject to use Vatican archival sources, it argues that conflict within the Church between Vatican officials, bishops, and lay Catholics influenced Catholic social and political participation in the public sphere in Mexico and Chile. Both countries experienced similar conflicts between Church and state during the 1920s and 1930s; in Mexico, this led to the violent Cristero Rebellion (1926–1929). In Chile, Church and state were sepa ... More

Keywords: Vatican policy, Church–state conflict, Cristero Rebellion, Christian Democracy, Mexico, twentieth century, Chile, transnational Catholicism, political Catholicism, religion and politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199688487
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688487.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen J. C. Andes, author
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Louisiana State University