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Christian corporatism

Christian corporatism is a societal, economic, or a modern political application of the [1] Christian corporatism has been supported by the Roman Catholic Church, Protestants, Christian democrats, and others.[2][3] Economic application of Christian corporatism has promoted consultations between employers and workers and has sponsored Christian trade unionism.[2]

Roman Catholic

During the Middle Ages, the Roman Catholic Church sponsored the creation of various institutions including brotherhoods, monasteries, religious orders, and military associations, especially during the Crusades to sponsor connection between these groups.[4]

In 1881, [5]

In the aftermath of the Freiburg meeting, corporatism grew in popularity and the corporatist internationale was formed in 1890 followed by the publishing of [6] Many corporatist unions in Europe were backed by the Roman Catholic Church to challenge the rise of anarchist, Marxist and other radical unions, with the corporatist unions being fairly conservative in comparison to their radical rivals.[7]

On the fortieth anniversary of the publishing of Rerum Novarum, guilds or vocational groups that would cooperate under the supervision of a neutral state.[8]


In response to the rise in popularity of Roman Catholic corporatism in the 1890s, Protestant corporatism arose, especially in the Germany, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia.[3] However, Protestant corporatism has been far less successful in being supported by governments than its Roman Catholic counterpart.[9]


  1. ^ Wiarda, Howard J., pp. 28.
  2. ^ a b Gehler, Michael and Kaiser, Wolfram, pp. 76.
  3. ^ a b Wiarda, Howard J., pp. 39.
  4. ^ Wiarda, Howard J., pp. 31.
  5. ^ Wiarda, Howard J., pp. 35.
  6. ^ Wiarda, Howard J., pp. 37.
  7. ^ Wiarda, Howard J., pp.38.
  8. ^ Peter Travis Kroeker. Christian ethics and political economy in North America: a critical analysis. McGill-Queens University Press, 1995. P94.
  9. ^ Wiarda, Howard J., pp. 41.


  • Gehler, Michael and Kaiser, Wolfram (2004). Christian democracy in Europe since 1945. New York, USA; Oxon: Routledge.
  • Wiarda, Howard J. (1997) Corporatism and comparative politics. M.E. Sharpe.
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