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The age of modernity was a time of great conflict in the world of theology. In panic Pope Pius X issued three major documents banning all modern practices of interpretation that were applied to theological studies. George Tyrell however believed there could be a harmonious relationship between modern methodologies and traditional thought of systematic interpretations. Baron Friedrick von Hügel provided three elements of church that are essential for such a community to fulfill the needs of its people in the relationship between man and the divine: institutional, intellectual, and devotional. This enables the church to fulfill her mission: to unite God and creation. Examining the Eternal, the Natural, the Devine, and Revealed laws provides a foundation for Hügel’s elements. With the guidance of the elements and the understanding of moral law, church is accomplished.
McDougall Yuhas, Kelsey, "The Role of Church in the Mist of Modernity and Morality: Baron Fredrick von Hügel’s Formula for Church and Examining the Foundation of Moral Law" (2011). Theology Undergraduate Theses. 4.