The Pope and the Professor (II)

Posted October 31, 2017 6:28 am by Dr. Adam DeVille

As I noted here, this new book, The Pope and the Professor:Pius IX, Ignaz von Dollinger, and the Quandary of the Modern Age, is a splendid and deeply fascinating one both on its own merits but also as a useful text to consider amidst ongoing challenges to and about papal authority in this Franciscan era.Howard begins from the premise that the “modern age” really begins with the very long 19th century, a century he and others sees as running from 1789 to 1914, that is from the Bastille in France to the trenches of France and Flanders during the Great

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