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An Avant-garde Theological Generation: The Nouvelle Théologie and the French Crisis of Modernity

Jon Kirwan


This book offers a clearer understanding of the nouvelle théologie, an influential French reform movement that flourished during the 1930s and 1940s, championed ressourcement, or, a ‘return to the sources’, and hoped to build a certain rapprochement with modernity by appropriating the historical method, aspects of phenomenology, and social engagement. Comprised of theologians and philosophers from the Jesuit theologate Fourvière in Lyon and the Dominican house at Le Saulchoir in Belgium, they were led by such figures as Henri de Lubac, Jean Daniélou, Marie Dominique Chenu, and Yves Congar. Aft ... More

Keywords: history, nouvelle théologie, Fourvière, De Lubac, Daniélou, Chenu, Congar, Saulchoir

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198819226
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198819226.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jon Kirwan, author
St Patrick's Seminary and University, Assistant Professor of Dogmatics