Twentieth-Century Catholic Theologians

Twentieth-Century Catholic Theologians This Book Reports On The Lives And Works Of The Most Influential Catholic Theologians Of The Twentieth Century A New Book From One Of The Foremost Roman Catholic Theologians Currently Writing In English Reports On The Lives And Works Of The Most Influential Catholic Theologians Of The Twentieth Century Covers Theologians Including Chenu, The Guru Of The French Worker Priest Movement Congar Who Was Imprisoned In Colditz And Kung Who Was Banned From Teaching For Decades Because Of His Radical Views Highlights The Involvement Of Each Theologian With The Second Vatican Council, And The Dissatisfaction Of Most With What Was Achieved Includes A Chapter On The Controversial Prelate, Pope John Paul II With 3 exceptions, this book makes for a superb introduction to error, heresy and vindication of just about everything Garrigou Lagrange wrote Highly recommended for anyone who seeks to familiarise himself with
In almost all ways a model for this kind of book Kerr writes clearly, concisely, and with a nice ironic turn It s well structured it start with before Vatican II, then a bunch of individual theologians, and ends with after Vatican II The story of the individuals is largely one of a progressive move from neo scholasticism, via a recovery of various church fathers, to a wider range of theological positions The nuptial mysticism comes out of one of those strands, and finds its most famo In almost all ways a model for this kind of book Kerr writes clearly, concisely, and with a nice ironic turn It s well structured it start with before Vatican II, then a bunch of individual theologians, and ends with after Vatican II The story of the individuals is largely one of a progressive move from neo scholasticism, via a recovery of various church fathers, to a wider range of theological positions The nuptial mysticism comes out of one of those strands, and finds its most famous, and perhaps silliest, representative in John Paul II Kerr himself acknowledges the limitations of this structure, to wit, he doesn t deal with many of the big changes in theology T
As a Protestant, I am unfamiliar with many of the theological developments of the Catholic Church that took place across the span of the 20th century Fergus Kerr s book provides an indispensable introduction to the Catholic Church s top tier of theologians including Marie Dominique Chenu, Bernard Lonergan, Henri de Lubac, Karl Rahner, and Joseph Ratzinger Pope Benedict XVI Other notable theologians such as Reginald Garrigou Lagrange, Romano Guardini, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and Gustavo G As a Protestant, I am unfamiliar with many of the theological developments of the Catholic Church that took place across the span of the 20th centu
Fergus Kerr OP synthesizes the key Catholic thinkers in the twentieth century and discusses how Congar, de Lubac, Rahner, Lonergan, von Balthasar, K ng, Ratzinger I just listed my personal favorites shaped recent developments in the Catholic imagination and Church teaching, pertinent, but not limited, to the reforms introduced by the Second Vatican Council Kerr also narrates how most of their earlier life stories were rough and unstable for most of their ideas did not fit with the current and Fergus Kerr OP synthesizes the key Catholic thinkers in the twentieth century and discusses how Congar, de Lubac, Rahner, Lonergan, von Balthasar, K ng, Ratzinger I just listed my personal favorites shaped recent developments in the Catholic imagination and Church teaching, pertinent, but not limited, to the reforms introduced by the Second Vatican Council Kerr also narrates how most of their earlier life stories were rough and unstable for most of their ideas did not fit with the current and generally acceptable theological principles and frameworks Congar was dismissed from teaching at Le Saulchoir and forbidden to set foot in any study house of the Dominican Order De Lubac was asked to stop teaching Jesuit students and his books were removed from Jesuit libraries Rahner was censored
A generally informative book, Kerr s selections and evaluations try to be fair though at times he will call into question certain points of thought A work that solidly highlights the not so Thomists of the 20th century. Wonderfully written Very readable. A fantastic resource.

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  • Hardcover
  • 230 pages
  • Twentieth-Century Catholic Theologians
  • Fergus Kerr
  • English
  • 24 October 2017
  • 1405120835