Jazz age Catholicism : mystic modernism in postwar Paris, 1919-1933

Schloesser, Stephen

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  • Creator Stephen Schloesser
  • Format Books
  • Publication Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2005.
  • Physical Details
    • xi, 449 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 0802087183, 9780802087188
  • OCLC ocm57392412


  • "Stephen Schloesser's Jazz Age Catholicism shows how a postwar generation of Catholics refashioned traditional notions of sacramentalism in modern language and imagery. Jacques Maritain's philosophy, Georges Rouault's visual art, Georges Bernanos's fiction, and Charles Tournemire's music all reclothed ancient tropes in new fashions. By the late 1920s, the renouveau catholique had successfully positioned Catholic intellectual and cultural discourse at the very centre of elite French life. Its synthesis of Catholicism and culture would define the religiosity of many throughout Western Europe and the Americas into the 1960s."--BOOK JACKET.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-419) and index.


  • Pt.1. From dualism to dialectic -- Pt.2. Jacques and Raïssa Maritain: cultural hylomorphism -- Pt.3. Mystic modernism: Catholic visions of the real
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