‘So Utter an Ending’

Nicholas Sagovsky

in 'On God's Side'

Published in print March 1990 | ISBN: 9780198267287
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683176 | DOI:
‘So Utter an Ending’

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This chapter details Tyrrell's activities and writings during his final years. He was convinced that the best of the modernist resistance had been spent in the year after Pascendi. The disciplinary measures of the Church had proved too strong for the modernists; their time had not yet come. Since it was sure to come sooner or later, continued battering at the iron gates would only be hurtful to the modernists themselves. Tyrrell himself was turning back to basics. He complained to Wilfrid Blunt that Newman had never really argued out the fundamentals on which Christianity is based: the existence of God and the reality of a revelation. He was determined not to be guilty of the same failure. In the last months of his life he was hard at work on these questions.

Keywords: George Tyrrell; Jesuits; Jesuit priests; Pascendi; modernists; Christianity

Chapter.  5095 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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