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Romantic CatholicsFrance's Postrevolutionary Generation in Search of a Modern Faith$
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Carol E. Harrison

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780801452451

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801452451.001.0001

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The Dilemma of Obedience

The Dilemma of Obedience

Charles de Montalembert, Catholic Citizen

(p.103) Chapter 3 The Dilemma of Obedience
Romantic Catholics

Carol E. Harrison

Cornell University Press

This chapter explores Félicité de Lamennais's influence on French Catholics as it follows Charles de Montalembert's passage to adulthood. It considers how Montalembert used the platform of L'Avenir, Lamennais's newspaper, to argue that Catholicism should embrace liberty. It also discusses the impact of Pope Gregory XVI's condemnation of Lamennais's teaching on Montalembert's life. It highlights the difficulties of Catholicism for many postrevolutionary men that were evident in Montalembert's efforts to combine the citizen's independent judgment with the Catholic's humble submission to authority. Finally, it analyzes Montalembert's notion of Catholic citizenship as well as his response to the dilemma of autonomy and obedience.

Keywords:   obedience, Félicité de Lamennais, citizenship, Charles de Montalembert, adulthood, L'Avenir, Catholicism, liberty, Gregory XVI, autonomy

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