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Please advise. Romano Guardini: yes, no, maybe?
« on: July 29, 2022, 01:54:33 PM »
Are his writings helpful from a traditional perspective? Or better read forensically for historic context, i.e., skeptically since Bergoglio is a fan and also since Guardini's thought was a significant precedent for VII. I have The Lord, The Last Things, The Art of Praying, The Humanity of Christ, The End of the Modern World, and Spirit of the Liturgy. These were all recommended to me a while ago by some pro-Communio folks.

Re my own current level of awareness and ability to assess 20th c. writings, I figure that Garrigou-Lagrange and Hildebrand are good to read, Kung/Lonergan/Rahner/Schillebeeckx are very bad, and the likes of Merton/Nouwen/Rohr/Day are to be ignored.

Feedback from anywhere along the trad spectrum is appreciated. Thank you.
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Re: Please advise. Romano Guardini: yes, no, maybe?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2022, 08:54:17 PM »
I have a book from the SSPX" Liturgical Revolution".  He was a part of that. Writings were tainted with modernism" emphasis on subjectivism, feelings, and never getting to the truth of things". They did praise "Spirit of The Liturgy" though, I think..
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Re: Please advise. Romano Guardini: yes, no, maybe?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2022, 02:36:03 PM »
"Spirit of the Liturgy" was his first publication back in 1918, so perhaps more restrained in its early unorthodoxy. When I read that Guardini was unhappy with the Thomist emphasis at his seminary, and that he taught his whole career at secular universities, I figured something was amiss. OK, the whole stack will be boxed up for donation to the nearest Jesuit college library; a bit too arcane for the used book table at the diocesan summer festivals.
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Re: Please advise. Romano Guardini: yes, no, maybe?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2022, 03:06:50 PM »
Better yet burn them or trash them; they might fall into the wrong hands.
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Re: Please advise. Romano Guardini: yes, no, maybe?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2022, 06:48:12 PM »
Compared to what Jesuits assign to students these days, Guardini is quaintly retrograde.

And burn-barrel it is; no need to help the Jesuits do what they do.
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Re: Please advise. Romano Guardini: yes, no, maybe?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2022, 06:58:08 PM »
Fr Guardini was a very well formed and educated scholar even if the result veers close to Modernism. Yet there is a rigour not seen with certain modern 'liturgists' who concoct vast theories out of a few unclear lines in Koine Greek or Latin. Pope Benedict liked his book on our Lord. Now Benedict certain espoused and perhaps espouses some Modernist positions, but is far closer to Catholic than the current ruler of Vatican City.
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