Prêtres et prêteurs au XIXe siècle
AbstractLaws passed towards the end of the eighteenth and during the nineteenth centuries allowed individuals to lend money or fungible goods at interest. These legal measures were contradictory to the position of the Catholic Church, which prohibited any interest charge on the repayment ofcapital. From the last decades ofthe eighteenth century until about 1868, the Quebec clergy repeatedly discussed the question of lending at interest and tried to adapt their teachings to the new legal and economic realities. This article is intended to provide an account of the evolution of the clergy's attitude, placing it in its original context.