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Nouvelle Théologie and Sacramental OntologyA Return to Mystery$
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Hans Boersma

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199229642

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229642.001.0001

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Eyes of Faith: Precursors to a Sacramental Ontology

Eyes of Faith: Precursors to a Sacramental Ontology

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(p.35) 2 Eyes of Faith: Precursors to a Sacramental Ontology
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Nouvelle Théologie and Sacramental Ontology
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Hans Boersma (Contributor Webpage)

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229642.003.0002

After a brief outline of some of the 19th-century's main Catholic schools of thought, this chapter outlines the thought of the 19th- and 20th-century philosophers and theologians who most impacted the nouvelle theologians. Johann Adam Möhler's ressourcement of the Church Fathers, his Romanticism, his pneumatological ecclesiology, and his organic approach to development of doctrine were particularly significant. Maurice Blondel's focus on Tradition in the reintegration of nature and the supernatural, as well as his focus on human action also proved influential. Joseph Maréchal's partial appropriation of Kant's transcendental philosophy added a distinctly modern ingredient. The chastened intellectualism of Pierre Rousselot's interpretation of Thomas Aquinas meant that ‘eyes of faith’ came to be regarded as key to proper understanding. Each of these precursors to nouvelle théologie maintained that a supernatural ground and purpose enveloped the natural order.

Keywords:   Johann Adam Möhler, Romanticism, development of doctrine, Maurice Blondel, action, Joseph Maréchal, transcendental philosophy, Pierre Rousselot, Thomas Aquinas, eyes of faith

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