Jacques and Raïssa Maritain : beggars for heaven / Jean-Luc Barré ; translated by Bernard E. Doering.

Barré, Jean-Luc [Browse]
Uniform title
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, 2005.
xv, 495 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


Summary note
  • "This award-winning book, written by Jean-Luc Barre at the request of the Maritain Archives in Kolbsheim, France, and published in France in 1995, was the first biography of noted French philosopher Jacques Maritain and his wife Raissa. Drawing on the wealth of Maritain materials at the Kolbsheim archives, many of which are unpublished, Barre offers a clear and objective account of the remarkable lives and intellectual pursuits of the Maritains. Noted scholar and translator Bernard Doering.
  • Has now made this essential work available for the first time in English." "Jacques and Raissa Maritain: Beggars for Heaven focuses not only on the Maritains' philosophical work, but also on their pursuit of social justice, their opposition to the Vichy, their battle against intellectual repression in the church, and their contemplative life of prayer and devotion. Barre places a particular emphasis on the Maritains' close and supportive friendships with novelists, poets, painters, and.
  • Musicians who were considered revolutionary at the time. Doering's translation will appeal not only to scholars but also to anyone interested in intellectual history generally and the intellectual history of modern Catholicism in particular."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-486) and index.
Language note
Translated from the French.
A lost childhood -- The stranger -- Confidence in the unknown -- Violence and grace -- A little bridge thrown across the abyss -- Raïssa's guests -- God or Jean Cocteau? -- The sound of hidden springs -- Return from Rome -- The darkest part of ourselves -- The fullness of the day -- Poor means -- A Catholic in the resistance -- The archipelago on the sea -- The memory of the angels.
  • 026802183X ((hardcover ; : alk. paper))
  • 9780268021832 ((hardcover ; : alk. paper))
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