Is there any good book on the history of the heresy of Modernism (=synthesis of all heresies)? I am interested in how modernism came to be and how it survived St. Pius X attack on it. It would be good to have a detailed account.


This is a good introduction to the history and philosophy of Modernism:



Key Magisterial Documents

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    To add two good lectures that I found by William H. Marshner: Modernism In The Church Part 1 and Part 2 – Thom Aug 13 '19 at 19:58
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    @Thom Thanks. I'd never heard of Marshner before. His lectures seem good. I see he also wrote Defending the Faith: An Anti-Modernist Anthology (2017). – Geremia Aug 13 '19 at 21:00
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    He translated Cajetan commentary on the summa; he is in the process of finding a publisher. See his website for more of his great talks. – Thom Aug 13 '19 at 21:02
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    Check out his talk on Church and state; he mentions Jacques Maritain view of the state and makes a comparison with the medieval view (ie. the correct view xD). – Thom Aug 13 '19 at 21:12
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    @Thom Part 2 @ circa 52 min. is interesting because he discusses how Blondel sought to argue philosophically that man needs the supernatural. This is quite different from saying one can argue philosophically for the existence of the supernatural order; cf. pt. 2 ch. 1 of Sense of Mystery by Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. – Geremia Aug 13 '19 at 21:56

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