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Title: Orden público e inspección de cultos
Creator: Rodriguez, Carlos Nicolás
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de Gaitán, 1877.
Physical Details: 21 p. ; 28 3/10 x 19 3/10
Physical Condition: Wrappers worn, slightly foxed; interior pages eaten away at top right hand, but text intact and fair.

Summary: Carlos Nicolás Rodríguez, Secretary of the Interior and Foreign Affairs, presents to the Colombian Senate an analysis related to the ongoing civil war and its relation to the Catholic Church. The first part of this pamphlet deals with the civil war that erupted in Cauca and spread to Tolima, Antioquia and Cundinamarca in 1875 because of electoral quarrels. It includes particulars concerning each of the states. The second part deals with the Catholic Church as a religious institution and its relation to the violent outbreaks.
Historical Notes: The Liberal Party sided with anti-clerical measures and Conservatives were generally 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 (thus countering the power of the state over people); the Church’s wealth; and its monopoly over education. Tirado Mejía, Álvaro 1982 El Estado y la Política en el Siglo XIX. In Manual de Historia de Colombia. J.G. Cobo Borda and S. Mutis Durán, eds. Pp. 357. Bogotá: Procultura.
Donor Notes: A separate report to the Colombian Congress by the Secretary of Interior on the contentious issue of Church-State relations and of public order. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Colombia -- History -- Civil War, 1876-1877
Church and state -- Colombia
Catholic Church -- Colombia

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01792
Record Number: 307
Islandora ID: islandora:8006