Friday 5 January 2007

Twentieth-century Catholic theology

“The history of twentieth-century Catholic theology is the history of the attempted elimination of theological modernism, by censorship, sackings and excommunication – and the resurgence of issues that could not be repressed by such methods.”

—Fergus Kerr, Twentieth-Century Catholic Theologians: From Neoscholasticism to Nuptial Mysticism (Oxford: Blackwell, 2007), pp. 4-5. [Stay tuned for a review of this excellent new book.]


Anonymous said...

I just received the book for Christmas and will begin reading it as soon as I finish DeHart. Turns out you reviewed two of the books that I was most looking forward to in a previous post. Also, the American title is from Chenu to Ratzinger. Strange

Anonymous said...

I would be curious to hear more about Kerr's definition of "theological modernism." Specifically: is the Vatican's response to various manifestations of liberation theology also in mind in this quotation?

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