Resourcement After Vatican II: Essays in Honor of Joseph Fessio, S.J.

Resourcement After Vatican II: Essays in Honor of Joseph Fessio, S.J.

By Matthew Levering and Nicholas Healy, Jr.
Product Code: 9781621642763

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Beginning with a personal recollection of the achievements
of Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J., by David L. Schinder, this work
includes twelve essays by theologians who acknowledge a
debt to Father Fessio and Ignatius Press. These twelve essays
treat topics such as the Church as the mystical body, the liturgy,
Christian apologetics in post-modern culture, public
theology, analogy, Scriptural interpretation, marriage and the
Trinity, theological dramatics, Pope Benedict XVI’s sources,
T radition, and development of doctrine.

Among the major 20th century figures treated in these essays
are Hans Urs von Balthasar, Louis Bouyer, Henri de Lubac,
Joseph Ratzinger, and Josef Pieper. The contributors hope
that the topics of the essays represent a large swath of the
interests of Father Fessio, from his early scholarly work
on the Church, his commitment to liturgical renewal and
Catholic catechesis, through his devotion to Ignatian spirituality
and his appreciation for Thomistic philosophy, and his
lifelong engagement with the theology of von Balthasar and

• Offers studies of the great theologians of the
twentieth-century Ressourcement movement,
in honor of Joseph Fessio, S.J.’s work of publishing
a great number of English translations
of these theological classics
• A work mainly for scholars and theologians
interested in von Balthasar, Ratzinger, Pieper
and de Lubac, as well as lay readers interested
in the achievement of Fr. Fessio and
Ignatius Press in publishing dozens of works
by these great 20th century theologians

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