Dempsey, Michael James Books

Michael James Dempsey is History Department Chair at Catholic Memorial School. He holds as Ph.D. in History from Providence College.

Separation of Church and State in the Works of FÉlicitÉ Lamennais and Orestes Brownson
2008 0-7734-4794-6
This study argues that Félicité Lamennais (1782-1854) and Orestes Brownson (1803-1876) shared a similar vision for the temporal and spiritual separation between Church and State despite maintaining discordant historical perspectives and diametrically opposed political experiences. Based upon theology, history, and republican models available for their consideration, they offered a similar practical solution for the tangled web of European political machinations that constrained the papacy’s spiritual supremacy.