The Pope and the Professor: Pius IX, Ignaz von Dollinger, and the Quandary of the Modern Age

May 20, 2017|
The Pope and the Professor: Pius IX, Ignaz von Dollinger, and the Quandary of the Modern Age by Thomas Albert Howard
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The Pope and the Professor tells the captivating story of the German Catholic theologian and historian Ignaz von Dolinger (1799-1890), who fiercely opposed the teaching of Papal Infallibility at the time of the First Vatican Council (1869-70), convened by Pope Pius IX (r. 1846-1878), among the most controversial popes in the history of the papacy. Dollinger''s thought, his opposition to the Council, his high-profile excommunication in 1871, and the international sensation that this action caused offer a fascinating window into the intellectual and religious history of the nineteenth century. Thomas Albert Howard examines Dollinger''s post-conciliar activities, including pioneering work in ecumenism and inspiring the"Old Catholic" movement in Central Europe. Set against the backdrop of Italian and German national unification, and the rise of anticlericalism and ultramontanism after the French Revolution, The Pope and the Professor is at once an endeavor of historical and theological inquiry. It provides nuanced historical contextualization of the events, topics, and personalities, while also raising abiding questions about the often fraught relationship between individual conscience and scholarly credentials, on the one hand, and church authority and tradition, on the other.
Thomas Albert Howard is Professor of History and the Humanities and holder of the Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics at Valparaiso University. His previous Oxford University Press publications include Remembering the Reformation: An Inquiry into the Meanings of Protestantism (2015), God and the Atlantic: America, ...
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Title:The Pope and the Professor: Pius IX, Ignaz von Dollinger, and the Quandary of the Modern Age
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:368 pages, 9.21 X 6.02 X 0.27 in
Shipping dimensions:368 pages, 9.21 X 6.02 X 0.27 in
Published:May 20, 2017
Publisher:OUP
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780198729198

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