Religions and the European Union

by Philippe Guillaume



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 27/02/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 362
ISBN : 9781728399263

About the Book

The author explains the bi-millenial religious trends that led to the founding of the European Union, culminating in Pope Pius XII’s christmas speech, 1944. After having saved a hundred thousand jews, the Pope used his speech to lay the foundations for what would one day be the European Union. He also changed an old Vatican rule and created christian democratic parties. It was these parties, with help from the reconciled socialists parties, that provided the forces that would go on to build the European Union: a supranational organisation that has brought seventy years of economic development and peace.

About the Author

A retired belgian diplomat with a vast experience in different countries, with different cultures, Philippe Guillaume has written a lively text about the religious history of Europe.