Abstract/Details

The apologetics of the accused: Fascism, communism and the Catholic Church of Hungary, 1945–1949

Adam, Christopher P. 
 Carleton University (Canada) ProQuest Dissertations Publishing,  2005. MR06752.

Abstract (summary)

This essay examines the conflict between the Catholic Church of Hungary and the Hungarian Communist Party, from 1945 to 1949. The immediate postwar period represented a cultural struggle between a conservative Catholic Church and the nascent Communist Party. Both institutions competed for power in the reconstructed Hungary and proposed vastly different and mutually exclusive visions for the future of the country. The conflict began as a debate in the Church and Party press over the World War II past and the Church's alleged collusion with fascist and authoritarian elements of the interwar regime. These rhetorical attacks were also accompanied by force, as Communist leaders saw the Catholic Church and its affiliated youth and educational institutions as the fledgling Party's greatest rivals and obstacles to power in the postwar period.

Indexing (details)


Subject
European history;
Religious congregations
Classification
0335: European history
0320: Religious history
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences
Title
The apologetics of the accused: Fascism, communism and the Catholic Church of Hungary, 1945–1949
Author
Adam, Christopher P.
Number of pages
165
Degree date
2005
School code
0040
Source
MAI 44/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
978-0-494-06752-9
University/institution
Carleton University (Canada)
University location
Canada
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertation or Thesis
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
MR06752
ProQuest document ID
305004879
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
https://www.proquest.com/docview/305004879/fulltextPDF