The ideology of Christian Democracy

  title={The ideology of Christian Democracy},
  author={Paolo Pombeni},
  journal={Journal of Political Ideologies},
  pages={289 - 300}
  • Paolo Pombeni
  • Published 1 October 2000
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Political Ideologies
In some European countries the ideology of 'Christian Democracy' was an essential instrument through which the cultural and social identities associated with the Catholic Church entered into the world of modern constitutionalism and modern politics. This article explores many of the problems related to the definition of such an ideology: its linkage with the so-called social doctrine of the Catholic Church as well as the differences between them, the long historical journey which culminated in… 
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