Nicholas Sagovsky

in 'On God's Side'

Published in print March 1990 | ISBN: 9780198267287
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683176 | DOI:

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This chapter discusses ‘modernism’, which was, in effect, created by Pius X through the encyclical Pascendi. Until September 1907, when the encylical was published, there was little coherence and a variety of aims in the liberal Catholic movement, but once Pascendi appeared, it was widely accepted that the modernist movement represented nothing less than a conspiracy to undermine the Church. The ‘modernist’ was unmasked as an insidious operator, out to destroy from within, concealing vicious aims behind a facade of scholarship and piety. The encyclical systematically exposed and condemned the modernist as philosopher, believer, theologian, historian, critic, apologist, and reformer.

Keywords: George Tyrrell; Jesuits; Jesuit priests; Catholic Church; modernism; encyclical; Pascendi

Chapter.  12308 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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