The Pope and the Professor Hardback

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

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The Pope and the Professor tells the captivating story of the German Catholic theologian and historian Ignaz von Dollinger (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.

The Pope and the Professor by Thomas Albert Howard was published by Oxford University Press in April 2017. The ISBN for The Pope and the Professor is 9780198729198.

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Details for The Pope and the Professor

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherOxford University Press (April 2017)
Number of Pages312
Thickness27 mm
Height234 mm
Width153 mm
Product Code4449997
Page last updated 24th May 2018
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