Fernand Dumont: A Sociologist Turns to Theology by Gregory Baum

By Gregory Baum

Fernand Dumont (1927-1997) was once a sociologist, thinker, theologian, and poet. A in demand highbrow in Quebec, he's well-known for his learn at the sociology of data and the principles of contemporary tradition. Dumont's paintings conceives of tradition when it comes to either reminiscence and distance, arguing that with no tradition, guy will be immersed within the monotony of his current activities, by no means attaining the space essential to create a prior or a future.

In Fernand Dumont: A Sociologist Turns to Theology, Gregory Baum translates Dumont's L’institution de l. a. théologie, which reports the assumptions and commitments implicit within the rational mirrored image of Catholic thinkers at the which means in their religion. Baum indicates that whereas Dumont’s publication is preoccupied with the theoretical, its method is educated through the cognitive presuppositions of the social sciences, and its contents - facing the non secular, own, and social struggles that represent everyday life - are concrete. For Dumont spiritual fact is inadequate, and will haven't any influence on lifestyle. What counts is relevance, insights that respond to pressing questions and unresolved conflicts. He bargains an cutting edge interpretation of Catholicism that's trustworthy to the Gospel and appropriate to the issues of contemporary existence and the intense questions Quebecers are asking themselves.

In Fernand Dumont: A Sociologist Turns to Theology, Baum elucidates Dumont’s major principles and connects the worries of the Christian gospel with these of up to date society.

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