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God's Mirror: Renewal and Engagement in French Catholic Intellectual Culture in the Mid-Twentieth Century

Katherine Davies and Toby Garfitt


God’s Mirror explores how French Catholic intellectual culture in the mid-twentieth century was caught up in the process of transition from a closed, defensive and conceptual theological structure of the late-nineteenth century to an open, “authentic” and “experientially” committed faith. The volume offers different stories of renewal and engagement in Catholicism, which address the nature of this transition and the tensions therein. What unites these stories is their illumination of a Catholicism that is increasingly concerned with the human being and the concrete, lived reality of faith. The ... More

Keywords: Catholicism, Intellectuals, France, Twentieth-Century, Interwar, Vatican II, Nouvelle théologie, Jacques Maritain, Gabriel Marcel, Emmanuel Mounier

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823262373
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823262373.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katherine Davies, editor

Toby Garfitt, editor
Magdalen College, Oxford University