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A Brief Apology for a Catholic Moment

Jean-Luc Marion

Abstract

Engaging for the first time in apologetics, philosopher Jean-Luc Marion not only defends the French Catholic Church from its cultured and uncultured despisers alike, but argues that Catholics should be recognized as a special source of help to a Republic and a society mired in “decadence,” where nihilism mitigates against all genuine community. Working through key moments in the history of France and of the Church, especially since the promulgation in 1905 of the law of separation of Church and State, and associated concepts such as “laïcité,” Marion argues that French Catholics, precisely bec ... More

Keywords: laïcité, laicity, the common good, decadence, nihilism, trinitarian experience of God

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780226684611
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226691398.001.0001

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Jean-Luc Marion, author
University of Chicago

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