The Frenchness of Marcel Lefebvre and the Society of St Pius X:a new reading

Abstract

The case of Marcel Lefebvre and the Society of St Pius X (SSPX) deserves fresh perspectives. The current historiography is too franco-centric, focused on selective aspects of Lefebvre’s biography and the actions of isolated individuals, rather than with the life of the SSPX itself. After evaluating the current state of the historiography, this article proposes a new analysis of the SSPX’s political discourses in France and internationally and undertakes to reframe the relationship between Lefebvre’s life and his congregation by re-examining his African missionary experiences. Such new perspectives will be helpful as the SSPX moves towards regularisation under the pontificate of Pope Francis.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0957155816679919
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College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Centre for Language Research at Aston (CLaRA)
Uncontrolled Keywords: society of St Pius X (SSPX),Marcel Lefebvre,Action française,far right,missionary Catholicism,Pope Francis,Cultural Studies,History
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2017-02
Published Online Date: 2017-01-30
Accepted Date: 2016-08-10
Authors: Sudlow, Brian (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-9939-6986)

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