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Nouvelle Théologie and Sacramental Ontology: A Return to Mystery

Hans Boersma


In the decades leading up to the Second Vatican Council, the movement of nouvelle théologie caused great controversy in the Catholic Church. The interpretation of the movement continues to be a matter of scholarly debate. This book argues that a return to mystery was the movement's deepest motivation. Countering the modern intellectualism of the neo-Thomist establishment, Jesuits from Lyons–Fourvière and Dominicans from Le Saulchoir turned to the Great Tradition for inspiration. There they found an approach to theology that did not suffer from the later neo-scholastic separation between nature ... More

Keywords: nouvelle théologie, ressourcement, mystery, sacramental ontology, Tradition, Catholicism, spiritual interpretation, ecclesiology, neo-Thomism, supernatural

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199229642
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229642.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hans Boersma, author
J. I. Packer Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver
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