De Lubac: A Guide for the Perplexed - Guides for the Perplexed (Hardback)
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De Lubac: A Guide for the Perplexed - Guides for the Perplexed (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 03/09/2007
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Henri de Lubac is a dominating figure in the renewal of catholic theology in the twentieth century, opposing neo-Thomist orthodoxy with a pluriform and historical notion of tradition based on the creative reappropriation of patristic sources. De Lubac's adult life encompasses the whole of what Eric Hobsbawm has called the 'short' twentieth century, extending from the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, in which he fought, to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the year in which he died. De Lubac commenced his theological training in exile in England, played a key role in the nouvelle theologie associated with the Jesuit scholasticate at Fourviere in Lyons, assumed a leading part in Catholic resistance to the Vichy regime, was silenced in the aftermath of Humani generis in the 1950s, rehabilitated as a peritus (theological adviser) to the Second Vatican Council, and raised to the cardinalate in 1983. This introduction to De Lubac will therefore provide an overview of the whole of twentieth century French Catholic theology. De Lubac's work extends beyond narrow theological boundaries. Because of this breadth of interest, some areas of his work, such as his political theology and study of Buddhism, have previously received little attention. In bringing figures from other intellectual disciplines into dialogue with Christian scripture and tradition, however, De Lubac reveals the theological significance of their positions as well as demonstrating the

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780826493149
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 381 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 23 mm


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"In this book, part of a larger Guides for the Perplexed series, David Grumett fashions an unique window through which the reader can peer over the landscape of Henri de Lubac's theology. As Avery Dulles notes in his foreword, Grumett has written the first book in English that presents in thematic fashion a general survey of many of the questions de Lubac treated over the course of his lifetime...To Grumett's credit, it is worth mentioning that de Lubac's political writings as well as his encounter with Amidism are often overlooked in summary treatments of his thought. While Grumett devotes the larger portion of the book to a lucid presentation of key themes in de Lubac, he intersperses historical data and background suitable to the purpose of the book, which is to serve as an introduction to de Lubac as a thinker...This book is a fine introduction for anyone interested in de Lubac or twentieth-century theology in general. It could be used on the advanced undergraduate level but would be most appropriate as a secondary text in a course on de Lubac at the graduate level. The book includes endnotes, a helpful bibliography with a topical list of secondary sources, and an index."
-Andrew W. Lichtenwalner, Catholic Books Review

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