By Phillip M. Thompson
This booklet explores the Catholic Church's engagement with technological know-how and expertise within the 20th century via targeting the $64000 function of 4 well-liked Catholic intellectuals representing the varied highbrow currents in their new release. The publication unpacks either the demanding situations and rewards of pursuing such efforts among the Modernist problem and the second one Vatican Council. This examine of those intellectuals indicates how the Church moved from clash to discussion in its dating with technological know-how and expertise.
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Schapiro (Princeton: Van Nostrand, 1967), 121; Austin Gough, Paris and Rome: The Gallican Church and the Ultramontaine Campaign 1848–1853 (Oxford: Clarendon, 1986). 12. O’Connell, Critics on Trial, 309; Dansette, Religious History of France, vol. 1, 586–624; John McManners, Church and State in France, 2 vols. (New York: Harper & Row, 1972), vol. 1, 129–57. 13. O’Connell, Critics on Trial, 309–10. 14. E. Nemesszeghy and J. Russell, The Theology of Evolution (Notre Dame: Fides Press, 1971), 42, 43.
Blondel found Thomism insufficiently holistic for it failed to account for the transcendent within human experience and action. His philosophy of “action” examined the interior realities of existence that suggested a dependence of the will on a “universal determinism” that could only be fully grasped by divine assistance. Hence, the realism of the scholastics and the positivism of the sciences dismissed the relevancy of such knowledge to individual human beings. Blondel’s philosophy drew mixed reactions from Church officials throughout his career.
77 This productivity is remarkable because Duhem confronted a host of personal difficulties. As a young man, his beloved wife perished in childbirth. Professionally, he had the bad fortune of living in an age of bitter anticlericalism in the French Academy. He would be punished for correctly challenging one of the leading and most institutionally influential scientists and secular intellectuals of his age, Marcelin Berthelot. 78 Duhem’s work and its religious approach irked some of his pious and profane opponents.
Between Science and Religion: The Engagement of Catholic Intellectuals with Science and Technology in the Twentieth Century by Phillip M. Thompson