The Pope and the Professor (I)

Posted October 27, 2017 5:52 am by Dr. Adam DeVille

T.A. Howard’s newest book is a magnificent study: The Pope and the Professor: Pius IX, Ignaz von Dollinger, and the Quandary of the Modern Age (Oxford UP, 2017), 312pp.I’m about half-way through it, and will have more to say about it later. But it is church history at its best: sustained focus on two key figures–Döllinger and Pius IX–through whom much larger issues are sifted and assessed, not least the massive problems of the Papal States, European revolutions of 1848, and of course the First Vatican Council. In all these areas and more, the book is a fascinating study into

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