Alfred Loisy Biography
Birthday: February 28, 1857 (Pisces)
Born In: Ambrières, France
One of the major figures of Biblical Modernism in the Roman Catholic Church, Alfred Firmin Loisy was a French Roman Catholic theologian and biblical historian. A critic of traditional views of the biblical creation, he was very vocal about his views on religion and church because of which he often found himself embroiled in controversies. It was his dedication towards religion and the church that made him question the traditions which he believed to be irrelevant in the modern context and laid the foundation for the Modernism movement within the Roman Catholic Church. He was of the view that the rigid interpretation of any religious text would not lead to the benefit of humanity and that reinterpretation of the Bible was necessary to send a message of hope and faith to the common man. He had been prepared for a career in theology from a young age and received his early education within the Catholic system. With age, his dedication towards religion intensified, but he also started questioning the traditional interpretation of Bible which he felt was too rigid. Thus he became one of the foremost figures of the Biblical Modernism in the Roman Catholic Church which emphasized on the rational approach to Bible with the focus on the Enlightenment ideals.