London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1906. Later printing. Hardcover. Black cloth. ix, 166p. Some shelf wear. Foxing throughout. Some pages have pencil markings on them. Otherwise a clean and tight book in good condition. Item #122728
George Tyrrell, S.J. (6 February 1861 – 15 July 1909), was an Irish Jesuit priest (until his expulsion from the Society) and a modernist theologian and scholar. His attempts to evolve and adapt Catholic theology in the context of modern ideas made him a key figure in the modernist controversy within the Roman Catholic Church in the late 19th century. Tyrrell was disciplined under Pope Pius X for advocating "the right of each age to adjust the historico-philosophical expression of Christianity to contemporary certainties, and thus to put an end to this utterly needless conflict between faith and science which is a mere theological bogey."
This book is a meditation on the Incarnation and its demands on Catholics who may not simply practice external or internal religion, but must be truly transformed. Though controversial in its time, much of Tyrrell's thought here will be familiar and agreeable to contemporary Catholics.