London: Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, 1908. First edition. Octavo, original brown cloth gilt. Minor spotting to spine, gilt bright. Wear to edges of boards, moderate soiling to top edge of text block. Very Good. Item #5
"THE MODERNIST CONTROVERSY" First edition of this collection of essays on the Modernist controversy, with Lilley's epistle dedicatory to "to my dear friend and fellow countryman George Tyrrell." In the aftermath of Pius X's syllabus Lamentabili and encyclical Pascendi, the Anglo-Catholic Lilley waded into the debate over Modernism in the defense of his fellow modernists Loisy and Tyrrell. This collection reprinted 23 essays which appeared mostly in the Commonwealth and in the Guardian during the years 1902-1907. The essays are divided into two sections—"Literature of Modernism" and "Facts and Forces." With an extensive Bibliography in 3 parts: a). Works Noticed in this Volume, b). Other Works of, or about, Liberal Catholic Theology, and c). Some Works of Technical Scholarship by Leading Liberal Catholic Scholars.