THE MEMOIRS OF LOUIS BOUYER
From Youth and Conversion to Vatican II, the Liturgical Reform, and After
Softcover / 272pp Louis Bouyer was a major figure in the Church of the last century. These memoirs, which Bouyer wrote in a humble and humorous vein--though without withholding his notoriously sharp pen when needed--allow the reader to enter with him into the great events that shook the Church and the world during the era of upheavals and transformations through which he lived. They amount to an intelligent, sensitive, and pious mans fascinating chronicle and deep reflection on Christianitys life and travails in a world committed to modernity. This Catholic book tells us the full and varied story of a life devoted to the discovery of the sources and Tradition of the Church in doctrine, spirituality, liturgy, and scripture. We follow Bouyers journeys from his inherited Protestantism to the fullness of the Catholic Faith, from his position as a Lutheran pastor to the priesthood in the Oratory of France, from humble parish life to the Olympian heights of his official theological and liturgical collaboration (and difficulties) before and after the Council with such influential figures as Congar, Danilou, de Lubac, Bugnini, and... Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI). Bouyer paints the lush landscape of a centurys illusions and disenchantments; his memoirs are essential for understanding the history of the Church during that momentous time. Add to the cart or wish list above.