Loisy, Alfred


Loisy, Alfred
(1857-1940)
   biblical scholar
   Born in Ambrières, Marne, Alfred Loisy, who was ordained a Catholic priest (1879), was professor of Hebrew, then of Holy Scripture, at the Catholic institute of Paris. He founded the revue L'Enseignement biblique and wrote Histoire critique du texte des versions de l'Ancien Testament (1892) but had to resign from his chair in 1893. The publication of L'Évangile el l'Église (1902), in which he tried to place Christian dogmas within a historical perspective, placed him in the forefront of the Modernist crisis. Modernism, considered revisionist, was a viewpoint condemned by Pope Pius x. Loisy's writings were placed on the index of books prohibited by the Catholic Church and he was himself excommunicated in 1908. Becoming professor of History at the collège de france (1909-33), he undertook the study of a "religion of humanity" and published numerous other works, including La Morale humaine (1923) and Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire religieuse de notre temps (1930-31).

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  • LOISY, ALFRED FIRMIN° — (1857–1940), French biblical commentator and theologian. Born in Ambrières (Haute Marne), Loisy was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1879. He studied at the Institut Catholique de Paris, where he later lectured in Hebrew and exegesis. He was… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Loisy, Alfred Firmin — ▪ French theologian born Feb. 28, 1857, Ambrières, Fr. died June 1, 1940, Ceffonds       French biblical scholar, linguist, and philosopher of religion, generally credited as the founder of Modernism, a movement within the Roman Catholic church… …   Universalium

  • Loisy, Alfred Firmin — (1857–1940)    Theologian.    Loisy was born in Ambrières, France, and was educated at the Institut Catholique in Paris. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1879 and, after serving in a parish, he returned to Paris where he worked on the… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Alfred Firmin Loisy — (* 28. Februar 1857 in Ambrières, Marne; † 1. Juni 1940 in Ceffonds, Haute Marne) war ein französischer katholischer Theologe und Historiker. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Werke (frz.) 3 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alfred Loisy — Alfred Firmin Loisy (28 February 1857 1 June 1940) KIRCHENLEXIKON ( Church Dictionary , with LOISY, Alfred Firmin ), Bautz.de, 2006 03 23, webpage: [http://www.bautz.de/bbkl/l/loisy.shtml Bautz German Loisy] .] was a French Roman Catholic priest …   Wikipedia

  • Alfred Loisy — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Loisy. Alfred Loisy, né à Ambrières (Marne) le 28 février 1857 et mort le 1er juin 1940, est un théologien catholique français. Sommaire 1 Biographie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alfred Loisy — Alfred Firmin Loisy (* 28. Februar 1857 in Ambrières, Marne; † 1. Juni 1940 in Ceffonds, Haute Marne) war ein französischer katholischer Theologe und Historiker. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Werke (frz.) 3 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • LOISY (A.) — Deux traits caractérisent l’image habituellement reçue d’Alfred Loisy: une spécialisation professionnelle – c’était un exégète , aux positions singulièrement critiques; un rôle historique, circonscrit et conjoncturel – protagoniste de la crise… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Loisy — may refer to:;Surname *Alfred Loisy (1857 1940), a French theologian;Places *Loisy, Meurthe et Moselle, a commune in the French region of Lorraine *Loisy, Saône et Loire a commune in the French region of Bourgogne *Loisy en Brie, a commune in the …   Wikipedia


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