de Louis Bouyer
Collection Bibliothèque du Cerf
488 pages - mars 2009
‘No voice from beyond the grave speaks to us like his; no one speaks so straight to our hearts because no one speaks so straight from the heart.’ Along with Serge Boulgakov, John Henry Newman - an Anglican converted to Catholicism, Oratorian priest then cardinal, author of novels and poems, an authentic preacher - is the author who would leave the greatest, most lasting and fecund mark on Bouyer; he accompanied him right from his discovery of theology. The exchange Bouyer formed with him as the years went by was an authentic theological dialogue as he conceived it: a passionate confrontation and a free assumption of all that can enlighten Catholic truth. Here, we are not seeking the eminent Victorian in Newman; rather ‘a possible contemporary’; not the subtle philosopher, but a complete Christian who put his whole life on the path of Christ and followed that path with edifying fidelity. Already deeply involved in his theological works, Bouyer nevertheless took time to write this biography, studying important unpublished documents at the Oratory of Birmingham. In 1952, a book was published which faced the delicate question of Newman’s sensitivity – the key to the great theologian’s world. For Bouyer, one of the principal elements of Newman’s spiritual universe is a true mystique of Christ: ‘the irreplaceable mirror without which the divine light is invisible to fallen man, who then sees only darkness.’ This essay remains a reference today for all those wishing to know more about Cardinal Newman.
- Dimensions : 140x225x30
- ISBN : 9782204088664
- Poids : 600 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Jean Honoré