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Title: Inspección de cultos. Informe del ciudadano Senador F. de P. Borda
Creator: Borda, Francisco de Paula, 1842-1927
Mosquera, T. C. de (Tomás Cipriano), 1798-1878
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de Gaitán, 1877.
Physical Details: 25 p. ; 24 x 15 8/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Some wear on the items edges, but overall good.

Summary: Senador Borda emphasized the right of the state to scrutinize and control existing religious cults within the nation. His argument was based on the constitutional premise that humans have free will, and that, therefore, it was the right of the state to prevent religious entities from subjugating citizens based on ideas that people have to act in accordance with the mandates of religious laws in order to achieve salvation.
Historical Notes: During the period of Gran Colombia (1819-1830) Vice-president Francisco de Paula Santander attempted to impose liberal ideas designed to diminish the influence of the Catholic Church in the public sphere of life. The Catholic Church had been responsible for education and its role in the educational system became a battlefield for liberal and conservative politicians during the 19th century. While Liberal governments, active supporters of secularism in education and freedom of religion, admitted Protestants and other Christian religious denominations into the country during the 19th century, these groups would often be expelled when the Conservatives assumed power. Díaz Díaz, Fernando 1982 Estado, Iglesia y Desamortización. In Manual de Historia de Colombia. J.G. Cobo Borda and S. Mutis Durán, eds. Pp. 413-465. Bogotá: Procultura.
Donor Notes: A study of the bill proposed by General Mosquera, severely restricting clerical activities in Colombia, which Borda has modified. And the text of a revised bill by General Mosquera is appended. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Church and state -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
Ecclesiastical law -- Colombia
Law and legislation -- Colombia -- 19th century
Mosquera, T. C. de (Tomas Cipriano), 1798-1878

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01244
Record Number: 136