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The Reception and Application of the Encyclical Pascendi

The Reports of the Diocesan Bishops and the Superiors of the Religious Orders until 1914

edited by

Claus Arnold    Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Deutschland    

Giovanni Vian    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    



The aim of the volume is to analyze the ‘practical implementation’ of the anti-modernist measures of Pius X’s encyclical Pascendi (September 8, 1907) in the Roman Catholic Church. For the first time, the reports on Modernism produced by bishops and religious orders – and scattered in the Roman archives – are studied and compared, offering the reader an international picture of the widespread effect of anti-modernism until 1914 and, at least indirectly, of the general situation of the Catholic Church at the beginning of the twentieth century. At the same time, the various local interpretations and strategies come into focus, as well as the somewhat competition-driven inner-curial handling of the reports.

March 29, 2017
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Claus Arnold   
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Outline and Background of a Project
Claus Arnold    Giovanni Vian   
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Une priorité toute relative pour les évêques français (1908-1914)
Louis-Pierre Sardella   
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The Reception of Pascendi dominici gregis in Austria as Reflected in Episcopal Sources (1907-1914)
Michaela Sohn-Kronthaler   
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Le risposte dei vescovi latinoamericani alla Pascendi e al Sacrorum Antistitum
Maurizio Russo   
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Le relazioni Pascendi degli istituti religiosi
Alejandro M. Dieguez   
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Note a partire dai rapporti a norma della Pascendi
Giovanni Vian   
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