Neo-Thomism in Action

Law and Society Reshaped by Neo-Scholastic Philosophy, 1880-1960

Wim Decock (Editor), Bart Raymaekers (Editor), Peter Heyrman (Editor),

Series: KADOC-Studies on Religion, Culture and Society 29

Category: History, History 1800-present, Philosophy, Religion

Language: English

ISBN: 9789462703063

Publication date: December 13, 2021

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Series: KADOC-Studies on Religion, Culture and Society 29

Category: History, History 1800-present, Philosophy, Religion

Language: English

DOI: 10.11116/9789461664211

ISBN: 9789461664211

Publication date: December 13, 2021

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Multifaceted and in-depth analysis of the neo-scholastic movement

In his encyclical Aeterni Patris (1879), Pope Leo XIII expressed the conviction that the renewed study of the philosophical legacy of Saint Thomas Aquinas would help Catholics to engage in a dialogue with secular modernity while maintaining respect for Church doctrine and tradition. As a result, the neo-scholastic framework dominated Catholic intellectual production for nearly a century thereafter.

This volume assesses the societal impact of the Thomist revival movement, with particular attention to the juridical dimension of this epistemic community. Contributions from different disciplinary backgrounds offer a multifaceted and in-depth analysis of many different networks and protagonists of the neo-scholastic movement, its institutions and periodicals, and its conceptual frameworks. Although special attention is paid to the Leuven Institute of Philosophy and Faculty of Law, the volume also discloses the neo-Thomist revival in other national and transnational contexts. By highlighting diverse aspects of its societal and legal impact, Neo-Thomism in Action argues that neo-scholasticism was neither a sterile intellectual exercise nor a monolithic movement. The book expands our understanding of how Catholic intellectual discourse communities were constructed and how they pervaded law and society during the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.

Contributors: Philippe Chenaux (Pontifical Lateran University), Jo Deferme, Jean-Pierre Delville, Joeri De Smet (KU Leuven), Kwinten Dewaele (KU Leuven), Vincent Genin (KU Leuven), Emiel Lamberts (KU Leuven), Faustino Martinez Martínez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Erik Sengers (Tilburg School of Catholic Theology), Jakub Štofaník (Masaryk Institute Prague), Cinzia Sulas (Sapienza Rome), Kasper Swerts (ADVN/Antwerp University)

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Neo-Thomism, Law and Society
Prolegomenon to Further Study Wim Decock
THE LANDSCAPE OF NEO-THOMISM
Religious, Political and Social Settings of the Revival of Thomism, 1870-1960 Emiel Lamberts
The 1920s Francophone Thomistic Revival Philippe Chenaux
Neo-Thomism at Leuven’s Faculty of Law Joeri De Smet
NATIONAL CONTEXTS AND INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS
Vetera novis augere or Leuven Quebec augere: Lionel Groulx, Neo-Thomism and French-Canadian Nationalism Kasper Swerts
Reception and Adaptation of Neo-Thomism in East-Central Europe, between the Intellectual and Social Involvement of the Catholic Church Jakub Štofaník
The Influence of Neo-Thomism on Catholic Social Policy-Making in Belgium, 1880-1914 Jo Deferme
Between Gospel and Constitution. Neo-Scholastic Traces in the Legal World of Nineteenth-Century Spain Faustino Martínez Martínez
The Notion of War in the Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica, 1914-1918 Cinzia Sulas
PROTAGONISTS
A Conservative Reading of Rerum Novarum through a Neo-Scholastic Lens The Jesuit Auguste Castelein (1840-1922) and the Belgian Patrons Catholiques Peter Heyrman
Arthur Vermeersch on Colonial and Conjugal Morality A Presentist Approach to Saint Thomas Vincent Genin
Joannes Aengenent (1873-1935) A Thomistic Sociologist’s Call for a More Humane Economy Erik Sengers

Antoine Pottier and the Neo-Thomistic Roots of Social Justice Jean-Pierre Delville
Neo-Thomism and the Debates on the Just Wage in Belgium (1879-1914) Kwinten Dewaele
Authors
Index
Colophon

Wim Decock

Wim Decock is professor of legal history at KU Leuven and Université de Liège.

Bart Raymaekers

Bart Raymaekers is professor in moral philosophy and philosophy of law at the Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven.

Bart Raymaekers is hoogleraar aan het Hoger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte aan KU Leuven. - Hoger Instituut van Wijsbegeerte, KU Leuven

Peter Heyrman

Peter Heyrman is a historian and head of Research at KADOC-KU Leuven, Documentation and Research Centre on Religion, Culture and Society.

Sammantaget ger bokens författare oss god förståelse för hur dessa intellektuella religiösa diskurser uppstod från tiden för Första Vatikankonciliet, hur de formulerades samt hur de kom att genomsyra den katolska synen på både rätt och samhälle från 1800-talets slut och fram till Andra Vatikankonciliet 1960. Det utlovas att denna viktiga interdisciplinäraforskning fortsätter.
Kjell å Modéer

In het overzichtswerk Neo-Thomism in Action, een publicatie van het Katholiek Archief-en Documentatiecentrum (KADOC) van de KU Leuven, zijn een reeks bijdragen gebundeld die een licht werpen op verschillende aspecten van de neothomistische impact op recht en samenleving in de periode 1880-1960.
Olivier Boehme, Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Nieuwste Geschiedenis 2022/4

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