El corporativismo como expresión política del socialcristianismo
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In this article the author argues that concern about the social question at the beginning of the 20th century was not exclusively a concern for Catholics, but spread throughout the entire political class. Therefore, the author further asserts that the specific thing about Social Christianity as a political proposal isn't its social sensitivity but, rather, its option for corporativism. Social Christian corporativism, it is proposed, can trace its origins as far back as conservative ultramontanism, which was backed by the papal encyclicals Rerum Novarum and Quadragessimo Anno. Its presence continued to be perceived in Catholic intellectuals and politicians from the 1930s through to the 1960s. Its impact can be appreciated in the first chapter that frames the 1980 (Chilean) Constitution, Bases do la Institucionalided, ("Foundations of Institutionality"). Finally, the author proposes that this historical review could be useful for reflections on the relationship between Church and politics.