Book Review: Chappel, James: Catholic Modern: The Challenge of Totalitarianism and the Remaking of the Church
Broadly construed, reflection and debate over the relationship between the church and modernity was one of the defining features of 20th-century Catholicism, culminating but certainly not ending with the Second Vatican Council. This trajectory had a number of facets—theological, philosophical, political—all of which have been explored by a growing literature on the period. James Chappel’s Catholic Modern represents a key contribution to understanding the relationship between Catholicism and political modernity as experienced particularly in the decades before and immediately after the Second World War.
Rober, D. (2020). [Review of the book Catholic modern: The challenge of totalitarianism and the remaking of the church, by J. Chappel]. Theological Studies, 81(3), 744–745. Doi: 10.1177/0040563920963329b