By Tracey Rowland,Aidan Nichols OP
A Thomism that fails to specify the fitting rôle of tradition in ethical fomration is problematice in a multicultural age, the place Christians are uncovered to a fancy matrix of associations and traditions either theistic and secular. The ambivalence of the Thomist culture to modernity, and glossy conceptions of rationality, additionally impedes its skill to effectively interact with the arguments of rivial traditions. needs to a surely revolutionary Thomism learn how to accomodate modernity? towards the sort of stance, and in help of these who've resisted the fashion in post-Conciliarliturgy to imitate the modernistic kinds of mass tradition, Culture and the Thomist Tradition musters a synthesis of the theological reviews of modernity to be present in the works of Alasdair MacIntyre, students of the foreign 'Communio' venture and the novel Orthodoxy circle. This synthesis, meant as a post-modern Augustinian Thomism, offers an account of the rôle of tradition, reminiscence and narrative culture within the formation of highbrow and ethical personality. Re-evaluating the end result of Vatican II, and forming the root of a much-needed Thomist theology of tradition, the booklet argues that the anti-beauty orientation of mass tradition acts as a barrier to the theological advantage of desire, and finally fosters depression and atheism.
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Culture and the Thomist Tradition: After Vatican II (Routledge Radical Orthodoxy) by Tracey Rowland,Aidan Nichols OP