Truth and Relevance: Catholic Theology in French Quebec by Gregory Baum

By Gregory Baum

After the Quiet Revolution, the Catholic church misplaced its stronghold in Quebec. regardless of this decline, or even due to it, modern Catholic concept in Quebec shows a daring creativity. truthfully and Relevance, Gregory Baum introduces, contextualizes, and translates Catholic theological writing in Quebec because the Nineteen Sixties, and offers this physique of labor for an anglophone readership.

Baum exhibits how Catholic theologians, encouraged by means of the second one Vatican Council (1962-65), exposed the social which means within the Christian message, letting them deal with many difficulties and matters of latest society. With reliance at the Gospel, they supported Quebec's new self-understanding, embraced its nationalism less than sure stipulations, fostered social team spirit, criticized the unregulated industry approach, demanded gender equality, and known as for recognize of recent spiritual and cultural pluralism. forsaking the Catholicism of Quebec's earlier, those theologians embraced the humanistic values of recent society, spotting their affinity with the Gospel, whereas while revealing the harmful power of modernity, its individualism, utilitarianism, relativism, and its hyperlink to empire and capitalism.

Weaving jointly theological and sociological reflections, fact and Relevance is an interesting account of modernity, secularism, and the evolution of the Catholic church in Quebec.

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