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The irony of modern Catholic history : how the Church rediscovered itself and challenged the modern world to reform / George Weigel.

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Homer Public Library 282.09 WEI 000154817 Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780465094332
  • ISBN: 0465094333
  • Physical Description: ix, 322 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-299) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Act one. Catholicism against modernity -- Act two. Catholicism explores modernity, gingerly -- Act three. Catholicism embracing modernity -- Act four. Catholicism critiques modernity from within -- Act five. Catholicism converting modernity.
Summary, etc.:
"Throughout much of the nineteenth century, both secular and Catholic leaders assumed that the Church and the modern world were locked in a battle to the death. The triumph of modernity would not only finish the Church as a consequential player in world history; it would also lead to the death of religious conviction. But today, the Catholic Church is far more vital and consequential than it was 200 years ago. Ironically, in its sometimes-bruising encounter with modernity Catholicism rediscovered its evangelical essence and developed intellectual tools capable of rescuing the imperiled modern project."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Modernism (Christian theology) > Catholic Church > History.
Catholic Church > History > 19th century.
Catholic Church > History > 20th century.
Catholic Church > History > 21st century.
Catholics > Intellectual life.
Catholic Church.
Genre: History.