La Iglesia católica y la formación del Estado-nación en América Latina en el siglo XIX. El caso colombiano

Abstract The article examines the role of the Catholic Church in the formation of the Colombia Nation State in three distinct periods during the 19th-century. In the first period (1810-1853) the members of the Church have an active participation in the processes of independence (1810 and 1824). Given the decisive role of the Church in the formation of new mentalities since the colonial times and in the also in the formation of parties, between 1824 and 1853 the nascent State subjugated the Church to the Republican patronage. A second period, with difficult processes of secularization during th...

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