Priests of the French Revolution : saints and renegades in a new political era

Byrnes, Joseph F., 1939- author

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  • Creator Joseph F. Byrnes
  • Format Books
  • Publication University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2014] ©2014.
  • Physical Details
    • xxvi, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780271063775, 0271063777
  • OCLC ocn880500069


  • "Explores how priests and bishops who embraced the French Revolution creatively followed or destructively rejected traditional versions of priestly ministry"--Provided by publisher.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Text in English.


  • The formation of a revolutionary priest: Sieyès and Grégoire -- The priests in action: from estates general to national assembly -- Claude Fauchet at the Bastille -- The church of Adrien Lamourette and his allies -- The failed relationship of revolutionary church and state -- The tragic convention years -- Terrorists and abdicators: ultimate renegades -- The new constitutional French church -- Stabilizing the constitutional church: Claude Le Coz and the council of 1797 -- Constitutional irresolution in the See of Paris: Jean-Baptiste Royer and the council of 1801 -- Constitutional clergy in the church of Napoleon's Concordat -- The afterlife of the constitutional church: hopes and reality
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