The Catholic enlightenment the forgotten history of a global movement by Ulrich L. Lehner

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  • Enlightenment,
  • Catholic Church,
  • History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-248) and index.

Book details

StatementUlrich L. Lehner
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBX1330 .L44 2016
The Physical Object
Pagination257 pages
Number of Pages257
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27207302M
ISBN 100190232919
ISBN 109780190232917
LC Control Number2015023905
OCLC/WorldCa907446002

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W hen the eminent historian Peter Gay wrote The Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Paganism in the ’s, he summed up its view of Christianity this way. Christianity claimed to bring light, hope, and truth, but its central myth was incredible, its dogma a conflation of rustic superstitions, its sacred book an incoherent collection of primitive tales, its church a cohort of servile fanatics.

The most cherished values of modernity are unthinkable without the eighteenth century Enlightenment. Ulrich Lehner argues that, while Catholic beliefs are commonly assumed to be at odds with modernity, most of the progressive reforms associated with the Enlightenment actually began to take shape during the Catholic counter-Reformation two centuries earlier, and were staunchly defended by Brand: Oxford University Press.

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The Catholic Enlightenment is neither an oxymoron nor wishful thinking. Lehner’s geographical and intellectual range is impressive. His story covers North and South America, China, India, and Europe, and he explores everything from church reform, education, and science to political toleration, women’s equality, and the rights of indigenous.

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The Enlightenment was a time of upheavals and revolutions, both philosophical and political. Ideas and events could fade into obscurity, rend the fabric of classic and medieval conventions while restitching them.

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J.L. Heilbronn in his book The Sun in the Church: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories writes that "the Roman Catholic Church gave more financial aid and support to the study of astronomy for over six centuries, from the recovery of ancient learning during the late Middle Ages into the Enlightenment, than any other, and, probably, all other.

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Their story opens new pathways for understanding how faith and modernity can interact in our own time. Indeed, it was necessary a few lines ago to speak of traditional Catholic belief and traditional Catholic philosophical and political thought because much of what now passes for Catholic belief and thought is the result of a systematic effort made by leading Catholic figures in this country to adjust Church teaching to Enlightenment ideas.

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Lehner argues, by remembering persons and impulses through the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that represented openness to those same is a bold move to call the scattered evidence he gathers.

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Especially in France, the center of the European Enlightenment, the Catholic Church was seen as an oppressor -- along with the aristocracy -- of individual freedom and reason because of its dogmatism and insistence on being the only source of truth.

In his book Catholics and Unbelievers in Eighteenth Century France (), the historian R.R. Palmer wrote that. on the whole, it must be confessed that the thought of the Age of Enlightenment, more than that of any equally important period in modern history, has been studied chiefly from writings which express only one side of the question.

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The book of Revelation, quipped Ambrose Bierce, is “a famous book in which St. John the Divine concealed all that he knew. The Enlightenment and the French Revolution sparked the millenarian fever still rampant today.

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The volume presents a series of comprehensive treatments on the Price: $ In Enlightenment and Catholicism in Europe: A Transnational History, the contributors, primarily European scholars, provide intellectual biographies of twenty Catholic Enlightenment figures across eighteenth-century Europe, many of them little known in English-language scholarship on the Enlightenment and pre-revolutionary eras.

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Lehner points to such figures as representatives of a long-overlooked thread of a reform-minded Catholicism, which engaged Enlightenment ideals with as much fervor and intellectual gravity as anyone.

Their story opens new pathways for understanding how faith and modernity can interact in our own : Ulrich Lehner. As a Catholic bibliophile I’m always hunting for the next must-read book. But with a religious tradition spanning two millennia, thousands of saints, and millions of titles, where to begin?

One place I often turn is a list composed by Fr. John McCloskey. He’s an Opus Dei priest and fellow book-lover, and he’s put together Best Catholic Books of All-Time Read More».What I have tried to do in my book is to step outside this ecclesiastical framework and examine how the Enlightenment and Enlightenment-era philosophers -- especially Kant, Hegel and their successors -- changed how people in the West understand and perceive God.

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