The limits of statecraft in Juan Donoso Cortés

  • Juan Bosco Rodríguez Ballvé (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The issue running through the heart of Christian political thought is the correct interpretation of Christ’s mandate to render unto God and Caesar what is justly theirs. Juan Donoso Cortés (1809-1853) was a singular continuer of this tradition. Donoso pondered the question philosophically, but also faced it at the highest level of European politics, in the revolutionary context of 1848. His legacy is a rationale for statecraft that incorporates a notion of the right limits to the political.
Date of Award2020
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorManuel Braga da Cruz (Supervisor)


  • Mestrado em Governação, Liderança e Estudos sobre a Democracia

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