Raízes de um cristianismo exacerbado: o anticlericalismo de Junqueiro

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Guerra Junqueiro (1850-1923) occupies a prominent place in the expressive and symptomatic visibility of the Portuguese anticlerical phenomenon, his anticlericalism having a particularly violent expression in A Velhice do Padre Eterno (1885), with a manifest extension in Pátria (1896), having both works pointed out as “the gospel of anticlericalism in Portugal”. However, the visibility of Junqueira's anticlericalism precedes that first work in many years. Hence, the present article is concerned with the roots of Junqueiro's anticlericalism. To this end, crossing arguments and “demolished the previous acquired”, he particularly pursues the poetical composition “O Cura da minha aldeia”, not yet properly recorded and inscribed in Obras de Guerra Junqueiro (Poetry).
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)207-223
Number of pages17
JournalRevista Lusófona de Ciência das Religiões
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Guerra Junqueiro
  • Anticlericalism
  • The old age of the eternal father
  • The pilgrim
  • Complete work

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