CIVIL RELIGION IN ITALY: A "MISSION IMPOSSIBLE"? by ProQuest

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          CIVIL RELIGION IN ITALY: A “MISSION IMPOSSIBLE”?

                                                                  ALESSANDRO FERRARI*


             I.     PREMISE: ITALY           WITHIN THE   GENERAL FRAMEWORK
   One must identify some main assumptions before discussing the
controversial notion of civil religion in Italy.
   First, civil religion is a multifaceted notion to which it is very dif-
ficult to attach a final and authentic meaning or a real functioning
utility. On one hand, sociological and political discourses employ
civil religion in many different senses and with
								
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