Cuthbert Butler

Cuthbert Butler

Edward Cuthbert Butler (1858 – 1934) was an English Benedictine historian, and Abbot of Downside Abbey. He is known for his history of Vatican I,[1] and his writing on mysticism.


  • The Lausiac History of Palladius (1898)
  • Benedictine Monachism (1919)
  • Western Mysticism: The Teaching of SS Augustine Gregory and Bernard on Contemplation and the Contemplative Life (1922)
  • The Life & Times of Bishop Ullathorne (1806-1889) (1926)
  • Religions of Authority and The Religion of the Spirit (1930) essays
  • The Vatican Council. The Story Told From Inside in Bishop Ullathorne's Letters, two volumes (1930)
  • Ways of Christian Life: Old Spirituality for Modern Men (1932)


  1. ^ Based on correspondence of William Bernard Ullathorne. Gertrude Himmelfarb describes this work (1930) as designed to support papal infallibility (cited on [1]).

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