Sacred Dread: Ra´ssa Maritain, the Allure of Suffering, and the French Catholic Revival (1905-1944)

Brenna Moore

Published by University of Notre Dame Press, 2013
ISBN 10: 0268035296 / ISBN 13: 9780268035297
Used / Paperback / Quantity Available: 0
From Books Express (Kittery, ME, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0268035296q

About this title:

Synopsis:

In early twentieth-century France, a vast network of artists, writers, and religious seekers were drawn to Roman Catholicism's elaborate panoply of symbols centered on suffering. A preoccupation with affliction dominated the movement now known as the French Catholic revival, or the renouveau catholique―considered a watershed in the history of the modern Catholic Church and the "golden age" of French Catholicism. In Sacred Dread, Brenna Moore examines the life and writings of Raïssa Maritain (1883-1960), one of the few women to contribute to this intellectual movement. Moore explores the reasons why Maritain, a nonpracticing Jew, was attracted to this suffering-centered theological imagination and how she and other advocates transformed it in the wake of the Holocaust. Sacred Dread offers readers a new understanding of a radical Catholic piety that was embraced by a wide range of pre-war intellectuals. By combining late-modern French intellectual and cultural history, Catholic theology, biography, and an analysis of Maritain's published and unpublished writings, Moore also identifies two major factors in this Catholic revival―gender and Judaism―that have not received adequate attention. Discourses of femininity and Judaism were central to the French Catholic articulation and idealization of suffering. Moore argues that Maritain, as a Jewish convert and one of the few women in this intellectual community, embodied symbolic associations of suffering, holiness, women, and Jews; indeed, for her husband, godfather, confessors, friends, and godchildren, Raïssa Maritain was herself the articulation of this abject ideal. Caught as she was in a web of meaning, Raïssa Maritain was an intellectual whose legacy deepens but also subverts the centrality of femininity and Judaism in French Catholic elaborations of suffering.

"Brenna Moore brings together in this beautifully written book deep theological learning with a fine historical sensibility to give us a stunning portrait of one of the most interesting women of the 20th century. Sacred Dread is at the same time an inner history of twentieth-century Catholicism. Brilliantly illuminating Maritain's intellectual milieu, Moore shows how courageously Maritain faced the horrors of her times and at what cost, offering a theology of suffering for a deeply wounded age. In Brenna Moore this great thinker has found her perfect reader at last." ―Robert Orsi, Northwestern University

"Sacred Dread is a fine study of the other Maritain, Raissa, and her rich involvements in the intellectual and spiritual life of twentieth-century France. Moore makes excellent use of primary and secondary sources and performs sensitive readings of Raissa's own essays, poetry, and philosophic writings, to give us a convincing re-reading of the doctrine of vicarious suffering that fascinated a circle of Jewish, Christian, and secular colleagues during the surprising Catholic revival in France and across four decades of tremendous cultural crisis and ferment in western Europe." ―Paula Kane, University of Pittsburgh

"Brenna Moore's Sacred Dread: Raïssa Maritain, the Allure of Suffering, and the French Catholic Revival (1905-1944) is a genuine contribution to scholarship on a major figure in the Catholic Revival. Moore's treatment of Maritain in the context in which she lived and wrote is nuanced, thoughtful, and carefully researched. Additionally, she adds significantly to conversations about gender and religion by revisiting the function of female suffering in French Catholicism between 1870 and 1970." ―Marian Ronan, Research Professor of Catholic Studies, The Center for World Christianity, New York Theological Seminary

About the Author: Brenna Moore is associate professor of theology at Fordham University.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Sacred Dread: Ra´ssa Maritain, the Allure of...
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication Date: 2013
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1st Edition - may be Reissue.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Brenna Moore
ISBN 10: 0268035296 ISBN 13: 9780268035297
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0268035296

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Moore, Brenna
Published by University of Notre Dame Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 0268035296 ISBN 13: 9780268035297
Used First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press, 2013. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP78532857

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 26.84
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Moore, Brenna
Published by Brand: University of Notre Dame Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 0268035296 ISBN 13: 9780268035297
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Brand: University of Notre Dame Press, 2013. Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # 0268035296_abe_vg

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 32.31
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Moore, Brenna
Published by Brand: University of Notre Dame Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 0268035296 ISBN 13: 9780268035297
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Brand: University of Notre Dame Press, 2013. Paperback. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 0268035296_abe_bn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 32.97
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Brenna Moore
Published by University of Notre Dame Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 0268035296 ISBN 13: 9780268035297
Used Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press, 2013. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0268035296-2-4

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 32.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Brenna Moore
Published by University of Notre Dame Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0268035296 ISBN 13: 9780268035297
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In early twentieth-century France, a vast network of artists, writers, and religious seekers were drawn to Roman Catholicism's elaborate panoply of symbols centred on suffering. A preoccupation with affliction dominated the movement now known as the French Catholic revival, or the renouveau catholique -considered a watershed in the history of the modern Catholic Church and the "golden age" of French Catholicism. In Sacred Dread, Brenna Moore examines the life and writings of Raissa Maritain (1883-1960), one of the few women to contribute to this intellectual movement. Moore explores the reasons why Maritain, a non practising Jew, was attracted to this suffering-centered theological imagination and how she and other advocates transformed it in the wake of the Holocaust. Sacred Dread offers readers a new understanding of a radical Catholic piety that was embraced by a wide range of pre-war intellectuals. By combining late-modern French intellectual and cultural history, Catholic theology, biography, and an analysis of Maritain's published and unpublished writings, Moore also identifies two major factors in this Catholic revival-gender and Judaism-that have not received adequate attention. Discourses of femininity and Judaism were central to the French Catholic articulation and idealisation of suffering. Moore argues that Maritain, as a Jewish convert and one of the few women in this intellectual community, embodied symbolic associations of suffering, holiness, women, and Jews; indeed, for her husband, godfather, confessors, friends, and godchildren, Raissa Maritain was herself the articulation of this abject ideal. Caught as she was in a web of meaning, Raissa Maritain was an intellectual whose legacy deepens but also subverts the centrality of femininity and Judaism in French Catholic elaborations of suffering. Seller Inventory # AAC9780268035297

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

BRENNA MOORE
Published by Univ Notre Dame
ISBN 10: 0268035296 ISBN 13: 9780268035297
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:

Book Description Univ Notre Dame. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 3911050

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Brenna Moore
Published by University of Notre Dame Press 2013-01-30 (2013)
ISBN 10: 0268035296 ISBN 13: 9780268035297
New Quantity Available: 20
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press 2013-01-30, 2013. Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 4-5 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Seller Inventory # NU-ING-27406729

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 32.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.56
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Moore, Brenna
Published by University of Notre Dame Press 1/17/2013 (2013)
ISBN 10: 0268035296 ISBN 13: 9780268035297
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press 1/17/2013, 2013. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Sacred Dread: Raissa Maritain, the Allure of Suffering, and the French Catholic Revival (1905-1944). Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780268035297

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Brenna Moore
Published by University of Notre Dame Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0268035296 ISBN 13: 9780268035297
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In early twentieth-century France, a vast network of artists, writers, and religious seekers were drawn to Roman Catholicism's elaborate panoply of symbols centred on suffering. A preoccupation with affliction dominated the movement now known as the French Catholic revival, or the renouveau catholique -considered a watershed in the history of the modern Catholic Church and the "golden age" of French Catholicism. In Sacred Dread, Brenna Moore examines the life and writings of Raissa Maritain (1883-1960), one of the few women to contribute to this intellectual movement. Moore explores the reasons why Maritain, a non practising Jew, was attracted to this suffering-centered theological imagination and how she and other advocates transformed it in the wake of the Holocaust. Sacred Dread offers readers a new understanding of a radical Catholic piety that was embraced by a wide range of pre-war intellectuals. By combining late-modern French intellectual and cultural history, Catholic theology, biography, and an analysis of Maritain's published and unpublished writings, Moore also identifies two major factors in this Catholic revival-gender and Judaism-that have not received adequate attention. Discourses of femininity and Judaism were central to the French Catholic articulation and idealisation of suffering. Moore argues that Maritain, as a Jewish convert and one of the few women in this intellectual community, embodied symbolic associations of suffering, holiness, women, and Jews; indeed, for her husband, godfather, confessors, friends, and godchildren, Raissa Maritain was herself the articulation of this abject ideal. Caught as she was in a web of meaning, Raissa Maritain was an intellectual whose legacy deepens but also subverts the centrality of femininity and Judaism in French Catholic elaborations of suffering. Seller Inventory # AAC9780268035297

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are 20 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book