The Nouvelle Theologie with Dr. Matthew Minerd

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Course Name: The Nouvelle Theologie.

Course Fee: Free

Course Length: Four 1.5 hour lectures.

  1. The Nouvelle Theologie (1 hr 33 min)
  2. The Roman Response (1 hr 23 min)
  3. The Response to the Nouvelle Théologie offered by the Revue Thomiste (1 hr 34 min)
  4. The Nouvelle Theologie: The Nature of Theology (1 hr 30 min)

Course Description: This course investigates the historical events, people, and texts involved in controversies surrounding the Nouvelle théologie in the period from the 1930s to 1960s in the Catholic world in order to familiarize students with the main lines of debate in theological methodology still playing out in the contemporary Catholic world. Students will read from the various parties involved in these debates, considering the implications of their ideas in relation to questions of philosophical and theological methodology. Selections will be drawn from a variety of authors involved in these debates: Jean Daniélou, Henri de Lubac, Hans Urs von Bathasar, Marie-Dominique Chenu, Yves Congar, Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, Michelle Labourdette, and Marie-Joseph Nicolas.

Course Lecturer: Dr. Minerd is a Ruthenian Catholic, raised Roman Catholic in a mixed American-Slavic and Appalachian cultural context in Southwestern PA, a husband and father, a seminary professor, a translator. For his full CV, click here.