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Title: Un “alerta” a los pueblos
Creator: Pombo, Lucio
Publication Info: Cali : Imprenta de Hurtado, 1865.
Physical Details: 15 p. ; 21 4/10 x 15 cms.
Physical Condition: Foxing on wrappers, title page and on most pages, but in good shape, otherwise.

Summary: Lucio Pombo criticizes an article published in the Liberal newspaper, El Tiempo, in which it asserts that those who are Catholic cannot be Republicans. Pombo, a Catholic, uses a series of religious arguments to examine the relations between the state and the church.
Historical Notes: Over the 19th century relations between the state and the Catholic Church were deeply divided. Liberals sided with anti-clerical measures and Conservatives were almost unconditional supporters of the Church, a scenario that provided a constant source of political confrontation. There were three sources of disagreement: the Church’s influence over the masses contesting the power of the state; the Church’s wealth; and, its monopoly over education. Bushnell, David 1993 The Making of Modern Colombia: A Nation in Spite of Itself. Pp. 94. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Donor Notes: A strong attack on the Liberal contention that Catholicism and republicanism were incompatible , it reaffirms the argument that the Church and human dignity are inseparable. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Church and state -- Colombia -- 19th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01204
Record Number: 264
Islandora ID: islandora:1175