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Title: The 'Interference' between Nouvelle Théologie and Catholic Practice in Church and Society
Author(s): QUISINSKY, Michael
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 90 Issue: 1 Date: 2014
In his Conclusion théologique à l’Enquête sur les raisons actuelles de l’incroyance of 1935, French Dominican Yves Congar argued that the Christian faith is not being successfully 'incarnated' in the modern world. With his Dominican brother Marie-Dominique Chenu, Congar developed a renewed theological approach in order to fill this deficit. Their approach was distinguished by interaction between theological reflection and Catholic practice in Church and society, especially within the JOC and among the priest-workers. More exactly, this interaction implied a mutual dynamic: Catholic practice influencing theological reflection and vice versa. Doing so, the 'incarnation' appeared to be the center of both Christian practice and theological reflection, opening the view for God’s salvific presence in the world within an 'economy of salvation'. Thus, a renewal of the theological speaking of both God and mankind took place. This renewal continues to challenge Church and theology.