Döllinger's Fundamental Conservatism

Josef L. Altholz, Professor of History, University of Minnesota

Chapter three, note 10, of the author's The Liberal Catholic Movement in England: The "Rambler" and its Contributors, 1848-1864, which Burns and Oates (London) published in 1962. It has been included in the Victorian Web with the kind permission of the author, who of course retains copyright.

"Conservatism was the keynote of Doellinger's life. The intent and purpose . . . was to save as many institutions of the past from change and extinction as possible. In an age of revolution he turned to history as the only instrument he thought capable of performing this task." Stephen J. Tonsor, "Ignaz von Doellinger: Lord Acton's Mentor," Anglican Theological Review, XLI (July, 1959), 212.

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