The Catholic Church and the French Revolution
This essay explains and analyzes the events that led the Catholic Church from being a privileged and influential class under the monarchy to playing a relatively minor role in the life of the French nation only a decade later.
This essay examines the sequence of events that led the Catholic Church and its clergy from being a privileged and influential class prior to the French Revolution to playing a relatively minor role in the life of the nation after the Revolution.
“The most audacious and bold attacks on the Church, however, came in the formation of two new religions during this period. In late 1793, in Paris and other large cities, a new religion was founded. The worship of “gods given by nature” and requiring no priests was proclaimed.”