Florian MichelUniversity of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
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For the Blessed Paul VI, Jacques Maritain (1882-1973) was a master "in the art of thinking and praying". In 1975, Paul VI sent a letter to Etienne Gilson (1884-1978) to thank him for his whole life devoted to the search of truth and wisdom. In "Fides et Ratio" (1998, n.74), Saint John Paul II suggested Maritain and Gilson, among other names, as models of thinkers to reconcile philosophy and theology, reason and the word of God. What are the lessons taught by Maritain and Gilson that could be fruitful for the Catholics of the XXI century?
9:30am Coffee & tea
10:00am Session I
11:35am Session II
1:00pm End, Lunch
Florian Michel is an Associate Professor of Modern History at the University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and the Vice-President of the French Jacques and Raïssa Maritain Association. He has published books and sources on the Thomist Renewal in France and North America (La pensée catholique en Amérique du Nord, DDB, 2010; Correspondance Jacques Maritain - Yves Simon, CLD, 2008-2010). His most recent book is a biography of Etienne Gilson (Vrin, 2018) and he is currently assisting in the publiciation of the "Collected Works" of Etienne Gilson.