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Continental Philosophy, Catholicism, and the Exigencies of Responsibility: The Resources of Maurice Blondel's Works

Gregory B. Sadler

in Rethinking Philosophy of Religion

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780823222063
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235605 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823222063.003.0011

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Continental Philosophy, Catholicism,               and the Exigencies of Responsibility: The Resources of Maurice Blondel's Works

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This chapter examines the works of Maurice Blondel relevant to continental philosophy, Catholicism, and the exigencies of responsibility. It argues the Blondel was not only engaged with many themes of continental philosophy of religion but he also provided a systematic treatment of the relationship of the physical use of themes and religious practices and traditions. This chapter highlights the similarities between the works of Blondel and Jacques Derrida, and describes how Blondel worked out the relationship between philosophy, theology, Christianity, and the Catholic Church.

Keywords: Maurice Blondel; continental philosophy; Catholicism; responsibility; Jacques Derrida; theology; Christianity; Catholic Church

Chapter.  6366 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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