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The Sense of the Supernatural

Jean Borella
The Sense of the Supernatural

The Sense of the Supernatural

Jean Borella

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For three centuries, Christian philosophers and theologians tried to preserve God's transcendence by denying any continuity between the natural and the supernatural. In so doing they inadvertently played into the hands of those who wanted to push God to the margins, or even to deny him altogether. The result was to lay the foundations of modernism, as well as secular humanism. In this book, the foundations are laid of a theology of culture in the tradition of de Lubac and J.H. Newman. In reaffirming the importance of symbolism and sacrament, in resisting the temptations of integralism and extreme traditionalism, Jean Borella recalls us to the adventure of becoming human.

- Publisher Jean Borella explores the modernist crisis in Catholic theology, its causes and implications, and offers a solution to the fundamental dilemma of the Western Christian mind.For three centuries, philosophers and theologians tried to preserve God's transcendence by denying continuity between the natural and the supernatural. This prolonged division allowed an illusory autonomy and an inclination towards totalitarian humanism. The writings of Henri de Lubac, referring to ancient and Eastern sources, were instrumental in dispelling this illusion.In this remarkable book, Jean Borella lays the foundations for a theology of culture in the tradition of Newman and de Lubac, and recalls us to the adventure of the Christian vocation to holiness, re-opening 'the place in us where God awaits our waiting on him'

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About "The Sense of the Supernatural"

For three centuries, Christian philosophers and theologians tried to preserve God's transcendence by denying any continuity between the natural and the supernatural. In so doing they inadvertently played into the hands of those who wanted to push God to the margins, or even to deny him altogether. The result was to lay the foundations of modernism, as well as secular humanism. In this book, the foundations are laid of a theology of culture in the tradition of de Lubac and J.H. Newman. In reaffirming the importance of symbolism and sacrament, in resisting the temptations of integralism and extreme traditionalism, Jean Borella recalls us to the adventure of becoming human.
- Publisher

Jean Borella explores the modernist crisis in Catholic theology, its causes and implications, and offers a solution to the fundamental dilemma of the Western Christian mind.For three centuries, philosophers and theologians tried to preserve God's transcendence by denying continuity between the natural and the supernatural. This prolonged division allowed an illusory autonomy and an inclination towards totalitarian humanism. The writings of Henri de Lubac, referring to ancient and Eastern sources, were instrumental in dispelling this illusion.In this remarkable book, Jean Borella lays the foundations for a theology of culture in the tradition of Newman and de Lubac, and recalls us to the adventure of the Christian vocation to holiness, re-opening 'the place in us where God awaits our waiting on him'
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Jean Borella

Borella is a retired Professor of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at the University of Nancy II.

Table Of Contents

  • Preface - Nature Desires Supernature. Part 1 The Lost Road Of Faith: The
  • Blinded Heart - From Faith Knowledge To Faith-will
  • A Vision Deficient In Light
  • A Brief Aetiology Of Modernism
  • Inventory Of A Dead Faith
  • Spirit And Resistance
  • The Sense Of The Sacred. Part 2 The Contemplated Truth Of Faith: The
  • Essence And Forms Of The "body Of Christ"
  • The "body Of Christ" And The Work Of Salvation
  • Metaphysics Of The External Exposition
  • The Prophetic And The Sacramental Functions Of Scripture. Part 3 The
  • Rediscovered Life Of Faith: The Scriptural And Theological Roots Of
  • Deification
  • From Deification To Creation. Appendix: The Luther Question.

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  • Catalogue Code 174204
  • Product Code 0567086623
  • EAN 9780567086624
  • Pages 176
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Bloomsbury T&t Clark
  • Publication Date Nov 2001
  • Dimensions 216 x 138 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.230kg

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