A Variety of Catholic Modernists
By (author) Alec R. Vidler
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Variety of Catholic Modernists by Alec R. Vidler
Book DescriptionIn an 'Autobiographical Introduction' Dr Vidler explains how, since his undergraduate days, he has been interested in those who sought to reconcile Roman Catholicism with modernity between the years 1890 and 1910 when their movement was stamped out by Pius X. In this expanded and annotated version of his Lectures Dr Vidler shows that the modernists, while they shared a common aim, differed much from one another both in temperament and in ideas. In addition to his familiarity with the literature of the movement, he has had access to many unpublished letters as well as to personal sources of information and so has been able to illustrate the characteristics of the modernists with many lively touches. Among the English modernists those treated most fully are Baron von Hugel, A. L. Lilley and Edmund Bishop. A full bibliography gives details of older bibliographical studies of the modernists and of their own writing and the book is illustrated by eight portraits.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521100274
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alec R. Vidler
Modernist Movement in the Roman Church, Paperback (July 2014)
Originally published in 1934, this book examines the Modernist movement in Roman Catholicism from its beginnings around 1890 until its conclusion around 1910.
Penguin History of the Church, Paperback (November 1990)
The French Revolution dealt a blow to the alliance of Church and State. The church had to adapt to changes - from the social upheavals of the Industrial Revolution to the philosophical speculations of Kant's 'Copernican revolution', to Darwin's evolutionary theories. This book discusses the position of the Church in modern times.
Soundings, Paperback (January 1966)» View all books by Alec R. Vidler
These essays deal with the philosophical, scientific, psychological and ethical implications of Christian belief and practice, as well as with directly theological questions.
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