List of contributors; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Note on the text; Introduction I: the modernist crisis Darrell Jodock; Introduction II: the modernists and the anti-modernists Darrell Jodock; Part I. The Late Nineteenth-Century Setting of Modernism and Anti-Modernism: 1. Vatican foreign policy and the origins of modernism Gary Lease; 2. Catholic anti-modernism: the ecclesial setting Paul Misner; 3. Theological and philosophical modernism Gabriel Daly; Part II. Maurice Blondel and Alfred Loisy In France: 4. Seeking transcendence in the modern world Phyllis Kaminski; 5. Blondel's Action and the problem of the university George Tavard; 6. The politics of Loisy's modernist theology Harvey Hill; 7. Innovation and biblical interpretation Charles Talar; Part III. Friedrich von Hugel and Maude Petre in England: 8. The modernist as mystic Lawrence Barmann; 9. English Catholicism and modernism Ellen Leonard; Part IV. Social Modernism and Anti-Modernism in France: 10. Social modernism: the case of the Semaines Sociales Peter Bernardi; 11. Anti-modernism and the elective affinities between politics and philosophy Michael Kerlin.
This book sketches the ongoing struggle of Christianity to define its relationship to modernity.
Review of the hardback: 'This outstanding collections of essays will long remain essential reading for anyone interested in the history of twentieth-century Catholicism.' Michael Walsh, The Tablet