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An Avant-garde Theological GenerationThe Nouvelle Théologie and the French Crisis of Modernity$
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Jon Kirwan

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198819226

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198819226.001.0001

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The Catholic Generation of 1930

The Catholic Generation of 1930

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(p.156) 6 The Catholic Generation of 1930
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An Avant-garde Theological Generation
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Jon Kirwan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198819226.003.0007

This chapter builds on the previous one and shows how, in important respects, the project of the nouveaux théologiens mirrored the thinking that defined the wider generation of 1930. It demonstrates that the Fourvière Jesuits and Le Saulchoir Dominicans acted as a particular unit of this generation through their sense of mission to engage with the contemporary crisis, which was inspired by those formative influences on the unit which were examined earlier. In particular the chapter considers how the categories of history, phenomenology, and engagement structured their thought during these years in works such as de Lubac’s Catholicism and Chenu’s Une École de théologie. Moreover, this work is set within the context of wider Catholic thought during the period, which was dominated by thinkers such as Jacques Maritain.

Keywords:   de lubac, Congar, Chenu’s Une École, ecumenism, Maritain, nouveaux théologiens

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