Truth and Relevance Hardback

Catholic Theology in French Quebec Since the Quiet Revolution

by Gregory Baum;

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Truth and Relevance

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After the Quiet Revolution, the Catholic church lost its stronghold in Quebec. Despite this decline, or perhaps because of it, contemporary Catholic thought in Quebec exhibits a bold creativity. In Truth and Relevance, Gregory Baum introduces, contextualizes, and interprets Catholic theological writing in Quebec since the 1960s, and presents this body of work for an anglophone readership. Baum shows how Catholic theologians, inspired by the Second Vatican Council (1962-65), uncovered the social meaning in the Christian message, allowing them to address many problems and concerns of contemporary society. With reliance on the Gospel, they supported Quebec's new self-understanding, embraced its nationalism under certain conditions, fostered social solidarity, criticized the unregulated market system, demanded gender equality, and called for respect of new religious and cultural pluralism.
Leaving behind the Catholicism of Quebec's past, these theologians embraced the humanistic values of modern society, recognizing their affinity with the Gospel, while at the same time revealing the destructive potential of modernity, its individualism, utilitarianism, relativism, and its link to empire and capitalism. Weaving together theological and sociological reflections, Truth and Relevance is a fascinating account of modernity, secularism, and the evolution of the Catholic church in Quebec.

Truth and Relevance by Gregory Baum was published by McGill-Queen's University Press in March 2014. The ISBN for Truth and Relevance is 9780773543256.

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Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherMcGill-Queen's University Press (March 2014)
Number of Pages256
Thickness23 mm
Height229 mm
Width157 mm
Product Code4280517
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