Throughout the papers of this book, the CIT appears not to be an abstract concept but a dynamic reality, a powerful source of inspiration for imagining creative ways to face the challenges of life in today’s world. Critical voices question the reference to Catholicism, others to a tradition. While addressing these issues helps to prevent the CIT from becoming the victim from either unreligious or traditionalist misconceptions, a synthetic approach will try to reveal fundamental dynamisms of the CIT that allow to identify it without reducing its inherent complexity and historical diversity, including its expressions yet to come.
Ehret, Jean. "The Catholic Intellectual Tradition and its Dynamics." The Challenge of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition: Making a Difference in Contemporary Academic Settings. Ed. Jean Ehret and Erwin Möde. Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2011.