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The expulsion of Jesuits from Nueva Granada in 185Oas key for understanding

Anuario Colombiano de Historia Social y de la Cultura. 2003;0(30):199-238


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Journal Title: Anuario Colombiano de Historia Social y de la Cultura

ISSN: 0120-2456 (Print); 2256-5647 (Online)

Publisher: Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Society/Institution: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Departamento de Historia

LCC Subject Category: History (General) and history of Europe: History (General) | History America: Latin America. Spanish America

Country of publisher: Colombia

Language of fulltext: Spanish, English, Portuguese

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José David Cortés Guerrero (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 43 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

This article shows the confrontation between the liberal ideology of the mid nineteenth century and the conservative positions of the time as a result of the expulsion of the Society of Jesus from the Nueva Granada. The expulsion of the Jesuits encapsulates several key aspects of liberal ideology: the need to break with the colonial past; progress and civilization as attainable objectives; education as a neutral in terms of religious instruction; and the separation of the Catholic Church from the State as an important factor for reaching modernization and modernity. With the expulsion of the Jesuits one can also see the aligning of the nascent political parties, some defended the expulsión, others opposed it vehemently.