Newman Studies Journal

Volume 2, Issue 1, Spring 2005

Chuck Talar
Pages 45-57

Newman In France During The Modernist Period
Pierre Batiffol and Marcel Hébert

Although Newman felt that the conferral of the cardinalate lifted the cloud of suspicion forever, soon after his death his reputation came under another cloud: Modernism. This essay shows how Modernist concerns about the philosophical grounding of faith, Biblical interpretation, and the nature of dogmatic statements as presented by Pierre Batiffol and Marcel Hébert counter-pointed Newman’s idea of the development of doctrine.