Sedimented Generations in a Divided France
This chapter examines the Catholic Modernists who belonged to the generation of 1890 (Dreyfus). The primary figures include Alfred Loisy, George Tyrrell, Eduard Le Roy, Maurice Blondel, and Lucien Laberthonnière. Each figure is examined briefly, with particular attention being paid to the influence of the historical method, Kantian philosophical criticism, and social and political engagement on their work. Given the enormous influence that the thought of Maurice Blondel played on the ressourcement thinkers, particular attention is given to his philosophical system, which attempts to synthesize the three categories of history, phenomenology, and social engagement within the context of Catholic orthodoxy. Controversially, he calls his approach a method of immanence. The approach and worldview of the Modernists is contrasted with that of Neoscholasticism.
Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.