Joe Egerton suggests that we should see George Tyrrell’s story as a tragic episode in the history of the interplay between faith and reason – resulting from an approach to philosophy radically different to that of John Paul II and Benedict XVI.
George Tyrrell SJ was among the modernists whose ideas were condemned by the Catholic Church in the early twentieth century, but what was it about their thought that was so problematic?
George Tyrrell was born into a Protestant family in Dublin in 1861 but later became a Catholic and then a Jesuit, a description that also applies exactly to the life of another man: John Sullivan.
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