Catholic Progressives in England after Vatican II by Jay P. Corrin

By Jay P. Corrin

In Catholic Progressives in England after Vatican II, Jay P. Corrin lines the evolution of Catholic social and theological proposal from the tip of global warfare II in the course of the Nineteen Sixties that culminated in Vatican Council II. He specializes in the emergence of reformist pondering as represented via the Council and the corresponding responses prompted by means of the Church's failure to extend the guarantees, or expectancies, of reform to the delight of Catholics at the political left, specifically in nice Britain. The resistance of the Roman Curia, the clerical hierarchy, and plenty of conservative lay women and men to reform used to be challenged in Sixties England via a cohort of younger Catholic intellectuals for whom the Council had no longer long past a long way sufficient to accomplish what they believed used to be the imperative message of the social gospels, particularly, the production of a neighborhood of humanistic socialism. This attempt used to be spearheaded via participants of the English Catholic New Left, who introduced a path-breaking magazine of principles referred to as Slant. What made Slant innovative was once its luck in constructing a coherent philosophy of revolution according to a synthesis of the “New Theology” fueling Vatican II and the hot Left’s Marxist critique of capitalism. even though the English Catholic New Left didn't meet their progressive targets, their daring and creative efforts encouraged many more youthful Catholics who had despaired of connecting their religion to modern social, political, and fiscal concerns. Corrin’s research of the periodical and of such remarkable members as Terry Eagleton and Herbert McCabe explains the significance of Slant and its linked workforce in the context of twentieth-century English Catholic liberal proposal and action.

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