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A Christian Europe?

2011-01-17

Ever since the European Council agreed not to refer to the Christian heritage, Christian values or God in the Preamble to the Constitution for Europe, the above question is a good subject for debate and discussion. Joseph H.H. Weiler published the best book on the subject of a Christian Europe, already in 2004 (not yet translated into English).I intend to deal with the question in my forthcoming "European Unification Into the Twenty First Century. The attached text is based on lectures given in Italy in December 2005, when there was no more European Constitution.


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Frans A.M. Alting von Geusau

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