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Les Cent Ans de la Faculte de Theologie.

This volume represents one of the ways in which the Institut Catholique of Paris celebrated in 1989 the centenary of the foundation of its Faculty of Theology, which in 1973 was renamed the "Unite d'Enseignement et de Recherche de Theologie et de Sciences Religieuses." The volume also initiates a new series of publications from the U.E.R.

In each of its three parts major papers are followed by round-table discussions. The founding and development of the Faculty are described in the first section by Claude Bressolette, while Bernard Sesboue discusses the work of Louis Duchesne and Alfred Loisy before the Modernist crisis. In the second section, Jacques Briend describes the development of biblical studies at the Institute, Rend Marle the role of the Jesuits, and Claude Geffre the hermeneutical turn in theology. The final section offers Jacques Audinet's comments on the social function of theology and Joseph Dore's description of the current tasks of the U.E.R. The essays are quite informative and the round-table discussions often provocative.

The volume thus contributes to the history of Catholic theology in the last century and to the contemporary debate about the relationship between theology and religious studies.
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Author:Komonchak, Joseph A.
Publication:Theological Studies
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Jun 1, 1993
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