French Catholic theologians and thinkers of the 21st century?
There are several great French Catholic theologians and thinkers who have made significant contributions to theological reflection in the 21st century. Here are a few:
Philosopher and theologian, Marion has worked on several fields, including phenomenology and Christian theology. He is known for his reflection on revelation and grace.
Michel de Certeau
Jesuit and theologian, de Certeau worked on theology, philosophy, and religious history. He is known for his writings on spirituality and mysticism.
Orthodox theologian, Clément worked on theology, philosophy, and literature. He is known for his writings on Orthodoxy and Christian spirituality.
Founder of L’Arche, an international organization that welcomes people with intellectual disabilities, Vanier was also a theologian and philosopher. He worked on the theology of love and community.
Anthropologist, literary critic, and theologian, Girard worked on violence and sacrifice in human societies. He is known for his theory of mimetic desire.
Jesuit theologian, Theobald worked on Christology, liberation theology, and the theology of the Incarnation.
Catholic theologian and professor at the Catholic Faculty of Theology in Strasbourg, Thiel works on moral theology, bioethics, and the theology of the family.
These theologians and thinkers have all made significant contributions to theological and philosophical reflection in the 21st century.
Table summarizing the points of attention and action of those French Catholic theologians and thinkers
|Theologian/thinker||Points of attention||Points of action|
|Jean-Luc Marion||Phenomenology, Christian theology, revelation, grace||Dialogue between philosophy and theology, rethinking the relationship between God and humanity|
|Michel de Certeau||Spirituality, mysticism, religious history||Inculturation of faith, relationship between spirituality and social action|
|Olivier Clément||Orthodoxy, Christian spirituality, philosophy||Ecumenical dialogue, unity of the Church, inculturation of faith|
|Jean Vanier||Love, community, theology||Welcoming people with disabilities, education in peace and nonviolence|
|René Girard||Violence, sacrifice, mimetic desire||Analysis of contemporary culture, contribution to the theology of reconciliation|
|Christoph Theobald||Christology, liberation theology, incarnation||Development of a theology of the Holy Spirit, promotion of social justice|
|Marie-Jo Thiel||Moral theology, bioethics, theology of the family||Reflection on human dignity, ethics of healthcare, contribution to the theology of marriage|
These points of attention and action are not exhaustive and that the works of these theologians and thinkers are vast and complex. However, this table can give a general idea of the areas in which they have worked and the questions they have sought to answer.