Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2014

360 Pages

6x9 inches

ISBN: 9780823262373

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God's Mirror

Renewal and Engagement in French Catholic Intellectual Culture in the Mid-Twentieth Century

Edited by Katherine Davies and Toby Garfitt

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • Revises and nuances the typical narrative of 20th century Catholicism--it is not merely the movement away from a pre-1914 right-wing, anti-modern, and theologically ghettoized Catholicism to a post-1945 progressive and intellectually "avant-garde" Catholicism, but a reconciliation between the Catholic Church and the modern world
  • God's Mirror is the first collection of its kind to bring together English language studies on such figures as the La Relève group, Jacques and Raïssa Maritain, Emmanuel Mounier, Louios Massignon, Paul Valéry, and Gabriel Marcel
  • Studies a revolutionary period in Catholic intellectual life shaped by a concern for the " that provide a basis for new forms of engagement, a corresponding concern for the concrete and the experiential, and new cooperative efforts between Catholics and non-Catholics in political, intellectual, and even religious realms.