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Where did the movement for dechristianization come from?
The movement for dechristianization arose in the provinces. It originated with the Hbertists and other groups close to them and was supported by the Paris Commune. Christianity was replaced by a new revolutionary and rationalist faith, the cult of reason.
Who was involved in the dechristianization of France?
In the course of dechristianization churches were closed, their treasures were requisitioned for defense needs, and priests were forced to renounce their orders. The movement for dechristianization arose in the provinces. It originated with the Hbertists and other groups close to them and was supported by the Paris Commune.
Who was the leader of the Dechristianization policy?
The leaders of the dechristianization policy, P. G. Chaumette, J. R. Hbert, and J. Fouch, renounced the policy of dechristianization. Domnich, M. Veliakaia frantsuzskaia burzhuaznaia revoliutsiia i katolicheskaia tserkov’.
What was the effect of dechristianization on the peasantry?
The new cult was often imposed by force and caused extreme dissatisfaction among the peasantry. Realizing that dechristianization could cause a counterrevolutionary mood among the people, M. de Robespierre opposed the cult of reason.