Item description for Rome in Australia: The Papacy and Conflict in the Australian Catholic Missions, 1834-1884 (Studies in the History of Christian Thought) by Christopher Dowd...
The founding of the Catholic missions in Australia coincided with the defining drift of power and prestige within the nineteenth-century Church. This was a period of chronic dissension among Australia's Catholic communities, powerfully drawn by the ultramontane impulse and political manoeuvring to refer their problems to the Pope. Roman bureaucratic control, exercised through the Sacred Congregation de Propaganda Fide, was the single most important factor in the resolution of these problems and, consequently, in the determinative shaping of the colonial Australian Church. Based on extensive archival research, this study explores issues of process, politics and personality in the formulation of papal policy towards a part of the world that could not be more distant from Rome.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.7" Width: 6.6" Height: 1.9"
Release Date Jul 15, 2008
ISBN 9004165290 ISBN13 9789004165298
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More About Christopher Dowd
Christopher Dowd was born in 1975 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Missouri Southern State University, USA University of New Haven, US Un.