Jacques Maritain
b. November 18, 1882 – d. April 28, 1973 • Philosopher • Roman catholic
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Maritain, Jacques
Maritain, Jacques (1882–1973), French *Thomist philosopher. A native of Paris, he studied at the *Sorbonne, where he came under the influence of H. *Bergson. He was converted to Roman Catholicism in 1906. After a short period devoted to biology at Heidelberg (1907–8), he turned to the study of St *Thomas
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Maritain, Jacques (1882–1973)
Maritain, Jacques (1882–1973)French Catholic philosopher, born in Paris; Maritain was brought up as a *liberal Protestant. In his early life, he fell under the influence of scientism and secularism. Maritain married Raïssa Oumançoff in 1904, and they converted to the Catholic faith in 1906. In 1914,
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Maritain, Jacques
Maritain, Jacques (1882–1973). French philosopher, disciple of ⇒Bergson, and one of the most prominent lay theologians of the twentieth century. This Catholic thinker, who, with his wife, was converted from Protestantism in 1906, was one of the principal proponents of neo-Thomism. As an exponent of natural
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Maritain, Jacques (1882–1973)
MARITAIN, JACQUES (1882–1973)Jacques Maritain was a French philosopher and a key figure in the Roman Catholic revival of the first half of the twentieth century. He converted to Roman Catholicism in 1906. His main contribution lies in reinterpreting the insights of *Thomas Aquinas as foundations for
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Maritain, Jacques
Maritain, Jacques (1882–1973)French Christian philosopherAs a student in Paris, Maritain grew disillusioned with the Liberal Protestantism in which he was reared and with the “scientism” it had taught him (i.e., since only science yields knowledge of reality, man’s hope lies in better science). His