Father Jaime Luciano Balmes

Father Jaime Luciano BalmesProfile

Priest, sociologist, writer, apologist and philosopher. He was educated at Vich and at Cervera. His “Fundamental Philosophy,” an exposition of Saint Thomas’s system in the light of 19th-century intellectual conditions, won for him a place among the philosophers of modern times. “Protestantism Compared with Catholicism in Their Relations with European Civilization” (1844), a reply to Guizot’s “History of Civilization in Europe,” is a philosophy of Christianity, with a critical analysis of the basic principles and influence of the two systems of religion.

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  • “Father Jaime Luciano Balmes”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 December 2019. Web. 19 January 2022. <>