Mounier and Maritain

Mounier and Maritain

A French Catholic Understanding of the Modern World

by Joseph Amato

6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780970610638
  • Published: March 2010



A study of Emmanuel Mounier, founder of Personalism, and Jacques Maritian, significant contributor to revival of Catholic thought and Thomism, and two generations of French Catholic intellectuals, this book examines the gulf between nineteenth century Catholic tradition and the twentieth-century European events. Amato's brilliant 1975 study of Mounier and Maritain's attempts to find a Catholic understanding of a world marked by total war, genocide, totalitarianism, mass society and the loss of faith in democracy. He shows us how much we still need to comprehend that period if we are to understand our new century as Catholics and Christians.