La Théologie. Une anthologie, tome IV
Collection Initiations générales
608 pages - avril 2013
From the deaths of the main Reformers until 1750, Western Christianity underwent a profound transformation. The Churches, now separated on a long-term basis, each consolidated its own identity, while taking into account the social and political transformations. The redefinition of ‘belief’ was accompanied by a will to ‘make others believe’ which concerned dogma, political theologies, the institutional transmission of knowledge and the refining of practices (catechism, devotions, preaching). Amongst those featured here are Bérulle, Turrettini, Richelieu, Bossuet, Olier and Grotius. However, it is theology itself that ends up being challenged in its very foundations, by reason. The Bible, Tradition, miracles and supernatural signs in general are reinterpreted in a more immanent sense by ‘natural religion’, and moralism and mysticism are developed as alternatives, as witnessed by Spinoza, Cappel, Simon, Bayle, the Bollandists, Leibniz, Pascal and the influence of Cartesianism. The Churches came up with a variety of responses. There were institutional contractions or warnings, as well as a strong development of apologetics to combat the atheistic offensive. New forms of devotion, a liturgical revival, preaching and literature were called upon to renew the Churches from within, involving Wesley, Spener, Butler and Dom Calmet, to name but a few. This book, covering a pivotal time in history, from denominational orthodoxy to the early Enlightenment, provides an astonishing journey through the theology, culture and religious practices of Western Christianity.
- Dimensions : 145x235x30
- ISBN : 9782204095464
- Poids : 860 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Anne Lagny, Anne Régent-Susini, Antonella Del Prete, Antony McKenna, Béatrice Guion, Bernard Chédozeau, Bernard Dompnier, Bernard Joassart, Bernard Lauret, Christian Grosse, Chrystel Bernat, Daniel-Odon Hurel, Debora Spini, Dominique Deslandres, Dominique Salin, Dominique Tronc, Emidio Campi, Éric Dubreucq, François Laplanche, François Marxer, Ghislaine Sicard-Arpin, Hélène Bouchilloux, Howard Hotson, Jacqueline Lagrée, Jacques Le Brun, Jean Joncheray, Jean-Pascal Gay, Laurence Devillairs, Liliane Crété, Malte-Ludolf Babin, Maria Grazia Zaccone Sina, Maria-Cristina Pitassi, Marianne Carbonnier-Burkard, Mario Turchetti, Marjolaine Chevallier, Olivier Fatio, Philippe Martin, Pierre-Olivier Léchot, Rienk H. Vermij, Rita Widmaier, Ruth Whelan, Simon Icard, Stéphane-Marie Morgain, Sylviane Albertan-Coppola, Thierry Barbeau, Tristan Dagron, Wiep Van Bunge, Willelm J. Van Asselt, Yves Krumenacker