Loisy, Alfred

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Loisy, Alfred Gender: M
Loisy, Alfred Firmin
born on 28 February 1857 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Ambrières, France, 48n24, 0w38
Timezone LMT m0w38 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
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French ecclesiastic, a theologian, biblical scholar, linguist and founder of Modernism, a revisionist movement within the Roman Catholic Church.

He received his training at the Institut Catholique in Paris where he was heavily influenced by the teachings of L.M-O. Duchesne who studied church history in connection with scientific and archeological discoveries. After being ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1879, Loisy lectured on Oriental languages at the institute while spending much of his time studying the Bible. Deeply committed to historical and critical methods, he was a proponent of greater freedom in biblical interpretation. As a result of his ‘heretical views,’ he received a papal censure from Pope Pius X and was dismissed from the institute in 1893.

In 1902, his book, "The Gospel and the Church" was published, and this "reinterpretation of Catholic faith" touched off a raging storm of condemnation. In 1903, it was placed, along with four of Loisy’s other books, on the Church’s "Index of Forbidden Books." In 1907, Pope Pius X formally condemned Modernism as heresy. Loisy, however, refused to submit to further censure and was excommunicated in 1908. In 1909, he was appointed to the chair of history of religions at the Collège de France.

Loisy never protested his excommunication, and he never recanted his views of religion and the Bible. He died 6/01/1940, Ceffonds, France.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Career 1879 (Ordained R.C. Priest)
  • Work : Lose social status 1907 (Condemned as heretic)
  • Social : Left group 1908 (Excommunicated)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 1 June 1940 at 12:00 noon in Ceffonds, France (Age 83)
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Source Notes

Gauquelin Vol 6/515


  • Traits : Personality : Principled strongly (Thought out and stayed with his beliefs)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Deeply devout)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Rejection/ Leave church (Excommunicated)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Oriental languages)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (R.C. priest)
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Founder of Modernism in France)