Chapter

The ‘Conservative Left’

Nicholas Sagovsky

in 'On God's Side'

Published in print March 1990 | ISBN: 9780198267287
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683176 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267287.003.0013
The ‘Conservative Left’

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This chapter details Tyrrell's life between 1905 and 1907. In September 1905, he sent a letter to the General asking to be released from the Society. By December, although the outcome of his case still hung in the balance, Tyrrell had decided to leave Richmond. He was still smarting from what he took to be the General's accusations and threats, and from the injustice of a situation in which he was denied episcopal care. Tyrrell also completed what he thought would be his last theological work, Through Scylla and Charybdis. It was intended to bring together his writings on theology and devotion ‘from first to last’, with a new chapter on revelation, and ‘a terrifically modest and profound Introduction as to why I remain and will remain a Roman’. The book represented Tyrrell's most cogent statement of his position on the ‘conservative left’. Once it was out, he felt he could turn again to negotiations for his celebret.

Keywords: George Tyrrell; Jesuits; Jesuit priests; Von Hügel; Through Scylla and Charybdis

Chapter.  12715 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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