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Brian Harrison OS (born 1945 in Sydney, Australia) is an Australian-born Roman Catholic priest and theologian. Harrison is a prolific writer on religious issues and an emeritus professor of theology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico (1989—2007). He is also an associate editor of "Living Tradition", a publication of the Roman Theological Forum hosted by the Oblates of Wisdom in St Louis, Missouri, United States, where Harrison currently lives at the order's study center. The forum's website contains many articles by Harrison, including one of the very few serious theological analyses carried out so far regarding biblical and Catholic teaching on torture and corporal punishment.

Harrison was baptised in the Methodist Church and brought up in the Presbyterian Church. He spent a few years with a Lutheran mission in New Guinea, where he became a Roman Catholic in 1972.

Harrison is doctrinally conservative. While opposing some interpretations of the Second Vatican Council allegedly made by progressive and Modernists, he also opposes what he considers excessive criticism of the actual texts of that council by some traditionalist Catholics. His main published work is "Religious Liberty and Contraception" (Melbourne: John XXIII Fellowship, 1988), in which he argues for the doctrinal continuity (non-contradiction) between Vatican II's Declaration on Religious Liberty (Dignitatis Humanae) and the earlier papal encyclicals on church, state and religious tolerance. He concludes that the kind of doctrinal development represented by Dignitatis Humanae does not, as some have claimed, set a magisterial precedent for more radical changes such as a hypothetical future papal reversal or mitigation of Catholic teaching against contraception.

Harrison is also an opponent of Sedevacantism and, in 2000, authored a tract entitled A Heretical Pope would Govern Validly but Illicitly. In this tract he based his argument on the 1945 legislation of Pope Pius XII concerning a papal election, Vacantis ApostolicŠ Sedis.

The papal legislation declared, in part:

"None of the Cardinals may in any way, or by pretext or reason of any excommunication, suspension, or interdict whatsoever, or of any other ecclesiastical impediment, be excluded from the active and passive election of the Supreme Pontiff. We hereby suspend such censures solely for the purposes of the said election; at other times they are to remain in vigor."


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Total Books: 24
Finding a Role The United Kingdom 1970-1990
2011 - Finding a Role the United Kingdom 1970-1990 [New Oxford History of England] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780199606122
ISBN-10: 0199606129
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Seeking a Role The United Kingdom 1951-1970
2011 - Seeking a Role the United Kingdom 1951-1970 [New Oxford History of England] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780199605132
ISBN-10: 0199605130
Genre: History
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Sugar to Shit
2006 - Sugar to Shit (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780974563657
ISBN-10: 097456365X
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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
2004 - Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780198613510
ISBN-10: 0198613512
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Royal Lives
2003 - Royal Lives (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780198605300
ISBN-10: 0198605307
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nonfiction
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Forest Paths A Manual of Modern Tree Divination
2001 - Forest Paths a Manual of Modern Tree Divination (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781861630759
ISBN-10: 1861630751
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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The English Country Cottage Interiors Details  Gardens
2000 - The English Country Cottage Interiors Details Gardens (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781586630249
ISBN-10: 1586630245
Genres: Travel, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Drink and the Victorians
1998 - Drink and the VIctorians (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781853310461
ISBN-10: 1853310468
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The Transformation of British Politics 1860-1995
1996 - The Transformation of British Politics 1860-1995 (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780198731221
ISBN-10: 0198731221
Genres: History, Nonfiction, Substores
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Prudent Revolutionaries Portraits of British Feminists between the Wars
A Hundred Years Ago Britain in the 1880's in Words and Photographs
1983 - A Hundred Years Ago Britain in the 1880's in Words and Photographs (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140067118
ISBN-10: 0140067116
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Languages in Canada [Focus on Canada] (Paperback)
South East Asia
South East Asia (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780333078891
ISBN-10: 0333078896
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Britain Observed 1945 to the Present Day - Reading Skills for Students of English
The Danger Light and Other Stories
The Danger Light and Other Stories [Readers Series ; Stage 4] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780883770900
ISBN-10: 0883770903
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Not Again
Not Again [Rigby Focus Forward: Level P] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781419038594
ISBN-10: 1419038591
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Waiting for China Anglo-Chinese College of Malacca 1818-43 and Early Nineteenth Century Missions