Jeffrey L. Morrow

Jeffrey L. Morrow

Jeffrey L. Morrow

Jeffrey L. Morrow, currently a visiting scholar at Princeton Theological Seminary, is Chair of the Department of Undergraduate Theology, and Associate Professor of Catholic Theology at Seton Hall University's Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology. His focus lies in Historical Theology and the History of Exegesis, particularly in the Modern Period and in the United States.

 

Morrow’s paper, "Religion and Empire: Loisy’s Use of 'Religion' Prior to his Correspondence with Cumont," will evaluate the early methodology of French Roman Catholic Modernist writer Albert Loisy and situate his use of “religion” within his political context, including his advocacy for the secularization of education in France.

The Armstrong Browning Library houses The Joseph Milsand Archive. Milsand, French literary critic and philosopher, was a friend of Robert Browning. The archive contains books, pamphlets, periodicals, manuscripts, letters, proofs, journals, sketches, photos, and personal effects. Milsand, especially in his later years, became interested in philosophy and religion. Several journals record his reflections on theological topics.

Joseph Milsand. A Collection of Albums. 1868-1879.

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Joseph Milsand. A Collection of Albums. 1868-1879.

These journals, kept between 1868 and 1879, contain notes and reflections on theological subjects.

Joseph Milsand. “Une autre prévention.—La fin des religions.” in La Critique Religieuse, Paris, July 1879.

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Joseph Milsand. “Une autre prévention.—La fin des religions” in La Critique Religieuse, Paris, July 1879.

From the late 1870’s until his death in 1886, Milsand directed himself to philosophical and theological issues, publishing theological articles in several French journals, advocating the promotion of Protestantism over Catholicism.

Morrow notes that Ernest Renan was one of Loisy’s most influential teachers. In 1856, Renan married in Paris Cornélie Scheffer, daughter of Hendrik Scheffer and niece of Ary Scheffer, both French painters of Dutch descent. The Brownings’ letters illustrate the interconnectedness of nineteenth-century culture, reporting their attendance at musical presentations between 1852 and 1855 at the Scheffer’s house in Paris. Although Renan is not mentioned in the letters, it is possible that Browning met and talked with Renan during those days in Paris. Elizabeth shared remembrances of these occasions with her friend, Julia Martin.

Letter from Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Julia Martin. 16 June [1852].

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Letter from Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Julia Martin. 16 June [1852].

Tonight we are going to Ary Scheffer’s to hear music & to see ever so many celebrities—oh, . . . Madame Viardot, the prima donna, & Leonard the first violin player at the conservatoire, are to be at M. Scheffer’s.

The ABL also maintains an extensive 19th Century Theological Pamphlets Collection, which includes 347 nineteenth-century Roman Catholic Church theological pamphlets. This sermon, written by Felix, Bishop of Orleans, was preached in Paris and laments the plight of the poor Catholics of Ireland. This item serves as a sample of the theological pamphlets collection.

Felix, Bishop of Orleans. “Sermon of Mgr. the Bishop of Orleans: preached in Paris, March 25, 1861, for the poor Catholics of Ireland. Translated by Rev. W.H. Anderdon.<br />
Dublin : John F. Fowler, 1861.<br />

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Felix, Bishop of Orleans. “Sermon of Mgr. the Bishop of Orleans: preached in Paris, March 25, 1861, for the poor Catholics of Ireland." Translated by Rev. W.H. Anderson. Dublin: John F. Fowler, 1861.

This sermon, written by Felix, Bishop of Orleans, was preached in Paris and laments the plight of the poor Catholics of Ireland. This item serves as a sample of the archive of nineteenth century Roman Catholic theological pamphlets held by the ABL.


- Exhibition Text by Melinda Creech

Jeffrey L. Morrow