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Towards Diagnosis: Two more pieces on the pre-Vatican II era.

Towards Diagnosis: Two more pieces on the pre-Vatican II era.

In support of seeing a lack of appropriate theological development before the 1960s (see previous post) is a piece by Jeff Mirus. 

He concludes:

“Too often Catholics prefer[ed] to condemn rather than to engage the rapidly secularizing society … When the culture shifted, their children immediately “lost” their faith (as did huge numbers of priests and religious).” 

Like the Nouvelle Théologie FAITH movement traces its engagement with secularism back to the 1930s. But we claim to have that greater respect for scholasticism which R. R. Reno, the editor of First Things, calls for. (I.E. in a piece which we will discuss in a further post Reno argues that paradoxically the Nouvelle Théologie  “helped destroy the [scholastic] theological culture that, however inadequate, provided the context for a proper understanding of [their own] lasting achievements.”) 

Faith Magazine

January/ February 2020

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