2. Philippe Ariès, L'homme devant la mort (Paris, Editions du Seuil, 1977), pp. 317-22; John McManners, Death and the Enlightenment: Changing attitudes to death among Christians and unbelievers in eighteenth century France (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981). Cf. Vovelle, Piété baroque, pp. 265-300.

3. Darrin M. McMahon, Enemies of the Enlightenment: The French counter-Enlightenment and the making of modernity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), esp. chap. 1.

4. See, especially, Dale Van Kley, The religious origins of the French Revolution: From Calvin to the Civil Constitution: 1560-1791 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996), esp. chap. 4. Compare Roger Chartier, The cultural origins of the French Revolution (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1991), chap. 6; and Timothy Tackett, Becoming a revolutionary: The deputies of the French National Assembly and the emergence of a revolutionary culture (1789-1790) (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996), pp. 102 and 304.

5. See Albert Mathiez, Rome et le clergé français sous la Constituante (Paris: Armand Colin, 1911), pp. 490-3 and 510.

6. E.g., cf. Michel Vovelle, Religion et revolution: La dechristianisation de l'An II (Paris: Hachette, 1976), esp. pp. 285-300; with Nigel Aston, Religion and revolution in France, 1780-1804 (Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2000), pp. 260-1; and Dale Van Kley, 'Christianity as casualty and chrysallis of modernity: The problem of dechristianization in the French Revolution', American historical review, 108 (2003), pp. 1081-1104.

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