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The Pope and the Professor: Pius IX, Ignaz von Döllinger, and the Quandary of the Modern Age

Thomas Albert Howard


The Pope and the Professor tells the neglected story of the German Catholic theologian and historian Ignaz von Döllinger (1799–1890), who fiercely opposed the dogma of Papal Infallibility at the time of the First Vatican Council (1869–70), convened by Pope Pius IX (r. 1846–78), among the most storied and controversial figures in the history of the papacy. Döllinger’s thought, his opposition to the Council, his high-profile excommunication in 1871, and the international sensation that this caused, provide a fascinating window into the intellectual and religious history of the nineteenth century ... More

Keywords: Pius IX, Ignaz von Döllinger, First Vatican Council, ultramontanism, papacy, anticlericalism, ecumenism, Old Catholics, Papal Infallibility, Bonn Reunion Conferences

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198729198
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729198.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Albert Howard, author
Professor of History and the Humanities and holder of the Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics, Valparaiso University