modernism, Roman Catholic


modernism, Roman Catholic
A movement of a group of European intellectuals to open Roman Catholic thinking to modern philosophical ideas and historical criticism of the Bible. Although condemned by Pope Pius X in 1907 the full rigour of the official censorship was later mitigated.

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