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PASQUALINI, Mauro. An enigma named Agostino Gemelli: Catholicism, fascism and psychoanalysis in Italy during the inter-war period. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos [online]. 2016, vol.23, n.4, pp.1059-1075.  Epub 26-Jan-2016. ISSN 1678-4758.

The Franciscan friar Agostino Gemelli has been the subject of much research and debate. This is due to his important political profile and, above all, to the role he played in mediating between the Catholic world and fascism in Italy during the inter-war period. Gemelli was also a central figure in Italian psychology, especially during the 1930s and 1940s. This article is structured to focus in particular on the way that his connections with political and ecclesiastic powers allowed him to become increasingly significant within Italian psychology. Using the example of Gemelli’s relationship with psychoanalysis, this study highlights the tension between his relatively open-minded stance and his links to authoritarian, dogmatic ideologies and institutions.

Palavras-chave : Agostino Gemelli (1878-1959); Catholicism and psychology; fascism and psychology; history of psychoanalysis in Italy; history of psychology in Italy.

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