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

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

EditorKatherine Davies, Toby Garfitt

Hardcover | December 1, 2014

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Gathering in one place a cohesive selection of articles that deepen our sense of the vitality and controversy within the Catholic renewal of the mid-twentieth century, God's Mirror offers historical analysis of French Catholic intellectuals. This volume highlights the work of writers, thinkersand creative artists who have not always drawn the attention given to such luminaries as Maritain, Mounier, and Marcel.Organized around the typologies of renewal and engagement, editors Katherine Davies and Toby Garfitt provide a revisionist and interdisciplinary reading of the narrative of twentieth-century French Catholicism. Renewal and engagement are both manifestations of how the Catholic intellectual reflectsand takes position on the relationship between the Church, personal faith and the world, and on the increasingly problematic relationship between intellectuals and the Magisterium. A majority of the writings are based on extensive research into published texts, with some occasional archivalreferences, and they give critical insights into the tensions that characterized the theological and political concerns of their subjects.
Katherine Davies received her PhD from the University of Manchester, where she served as a Lecturer. Toby Garfitt is a Tutorial Fellow in Modern Language at Magdale College, Oxford.
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Title:God's Mirror: Renewal and Engagement in French Catholic Intellectual Culture in the Mid-Twentieth…Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9 × 6 × 0 inPublished:December 1, 2014Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823262375

ISBN - 13:9780823262373

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"God's Mirror illuminates a critical moment in the encounter between Catholicism, modernity, intellectual integrity, artistic creativity, and political commitment. Specialists will appreciate the authors' many original insights into the struggles of path-breaking French Catholic intellectualsin the 1930s and '40s. All of us should welcome the renewed attention the book brings to these forerunners of Vatican II and the transformation of world Catholicism." --Peter Steinfels, University Professor Emeritus at Fordham