JOHN IGNATIUS VON DOLLINGER HANDWRITTEN RELIGIOUS QUOTE SIGNED, "J. Dollinger D.D.", 7.5 x 3.25, Munich, 17 June 1880, by German theologian, Catholic priest, and church historian who rejected the dogma of papal infallibility. In full: "Love of truth ought to be the great, the paramount principle which rules the mind of a Christian, and his acting ought to flow from that principle." In fine condition, with two fold lines, age toning, and small stain upper left edge.
Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger (1799-1890) was a German theologian, Catholic priest and church historian who rejected the dogma of papal infallibility. His criticism of the papacy antagonized that places strong emphasis on the prerogatives and powers of the Pope; but his reverence for tradition annoyed the liberals. In 1871 he was elected rector-magnificus of the University of Munich and was, throughout his life, a prolific author.