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Conscience and Conversion: Religious Liberty in Post-Revolutionary France

Thomas Kselman


This book explores how the French responded to the right of religious choice acquired during the revolutionary era. Religious liberty is usually part of a larger discussion about church-state relations, a context that veils the way it plays out in the lives of individuals. After establishing the legal and cultural framework for religious liberty during the Restoration (1814-1848), Kselman studies a number of prominent converts whose stories are documented in letters, memoirs, novels, and newspapers. These individuals, including Ivan Gagarin, George Sand, and Ernest Renan, moved both into and a ... More

Keywords: toleration, religious liberty, religious freedom, conscience, conversion, George Sand, Lamennais, Ernest Renan, Restoration France

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780300226133
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300226133.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Kselman, author
University of Notre Dame