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Catholics and Canadian Socialism

Political Thought in the Thirties and Forties

by (author) Gregory Baum

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 1980
Category
General, History & Theory
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780888622952
    Publish Date
    Jan 1980
    List Price
    $45.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780888622945
    Publish Date
    Jan 1980
    List Price
    $16.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781552771327
    Publish Date
    Feb 2008
    List Price
    $45.00

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Description

This work is an impressive study of the attitudes of the Catholic church in Canada towards the challenge of socialism and progressive social change.
Catholics and Canadian Socialism draws on previously inaccessible material to review the hostile response of the Catholic hierarchy to leftist politics. The author also examines three specific instances - CCF activism in Saskatchewan, the Action liberale nationale in Quebec and the Antigonish Movement - where progressive attitudes were advanced in spite of the church's official attitude.

About the author

Gregory Baum is Professor Emeritus at McGill University, and is currently associated with the Jesuit-sponsored Centre justice et foi in Montreal. During the Vatican Council II he was a peritus (advisor) at the Ecumenical Secretariat. He resigned from the priesthood in 1976 but continues to be actively involved in the life and health of the Roman Catholic Church. Baum is an Officer of the Order of Canada and has received seven honorary doctorates from universities in Canada and the United States. He lives in Montreal.

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