Metaphor and Modernist: The Polarization of Alfred Loisy and His Neo-Thomist Critics

Metaphor and Modernist: The Polarization of Alfred Loisy and His Neo-Thomist Critics

by C. J. T. Talar

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Overview

Investigates the polarization of theological positions at the level of discourse. The focus is on Alfred Loisy, representative of Roman Catholic modernism, and three of his neo-Thomist critics. Intends to further understand why these two points of view-the historical critical and that of the dominant theology-failed to make contact, why proponents of these two views tended to "talk past one another." The author utilizes the work of Thomas Kuhn on paradigm incommensurability, Paul Ricoeur on metaphor, and Hayden White's metahistorical analysis, to further understand the dynamics of theological controversy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819166548
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 11/25/1987
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

C. J. T. Talar is currently serving as pastor of an English-speaking international Roman Catholic community in the Netherlands.

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