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Title: Catecismo de la doctrina cristiana del P.G. Astete corregido y mejorado para uso de las parroquias de la arquidiócesis de Bogotá, por el Ilmo. señor arzobispo
Creator: Catholic Church
Astete, Gaspar
Mosquera, Manuel José, 1800-1853
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de Bruneau, 1846.
Physical Details: 54 p. ; 13 7/10 x 9 8/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Very good.

Summary: Here Archbishop Manuel José Mosquera presents an updated version of the catechism to be used in the archdiocese of Bogotá. In an extensive introduction he emphasizes the necessity for and the advantages of Catholic instruction of children in Nueva Granada.
Historical Notes: In the first decades following Independence, the Catholic Church was in constant danger of losing its former colonial power. Liberal governments introduced reforms in order to control the Church’s property, income, and its role in formal education. Nevertheless, the state never considered suppressing religious practice itself, since the nation was deeply religious. The main field of action that the Church was left with was its social function as a custodian of moral values. Thus, all its efforts during this time were focused on maintaining the loyalty of the parishioners and the promotion of the Catholic faith through the instruction of Christian moral values (428). 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: Classic Spanish catechism updated by Archbishop Mosquera for the parishioners of his jurisdiction. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Catholic Church -- Catechisms -- Spanish
Catholic Church -- Colombia -- Bogotá

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P02703
Record Number: 98
Islandora ID: islandora:4430