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The New Ressourcement

is a quarterly journal of theology and philosophy published by Word on Fire Academic. It serves the Church and the academy by publishing scholarly articles that demonstrate the depth and relevance of the entirety of the Catholic tradition.

This journal aims to sentire cum tota ecclesia, to think with the whole Church as it has ever reflected on the mystery of the Incarnate Christ, as seen in sources that are biblical, patristic, medieval, as well as modern. The journal draws inspiration from, and seeks to continue the work of, previous generations of ressourcement theologians. It shares with them a conviction that the renewal of theology and philosophy occurs by returning to sources that remain inexhaustible. This ressourcement is “new” because we trust that this patrimony is fertile enough to encounter contemporary questions confidently and to illuminate the challenges and opportunities that shape the present age.

Current Issue

Summer 2024

Summer 2024 Table of Contents


Michael Patrick Barber

The Bible, the New Ressourcement, and Peter’s Priestly Keys

Joshua Madden

Purifying Exegesis through Philosophy: Toward a New Synthesis of Biblical Interpretation

Jonathan Martin Ciraulo

Romanticism and the “Sacramental Imagination”

Matthew Levering

Mother Church: Can Receptivity Be Squared with Resistance?

Margaret McCarthy

The New Ressourcement: Ite! Missa Est

Book Reviews

William M. Wright IV

Michael Patrick Barber, The Historical Jesus and the Temple: Memory, Methodology, and the Gospel of Matthew

Elizabeth Klein

Augustine M. Reisenauer, Augustine’s Theology of the Resurrection

William C. Hackett

Thomas Pfau, Incomprehensible Certainty: Metaphysics and Hermeneutics of the Image

Shaun Blanchard

Joseph Carola, SJ, Engaging the Church Fathers in Nineteenth-Century Catholicism: The Patristic Legacy of the Scuola Romana

Patrick X. Gardner

Theresa Marie Chau Nguyen, OP, The Splendor of the Church in Mary: Henri de Lubac, Vatican II, and Marian Ressourcement

Roland Millare

David W. Fagerberg, The Liturgical Cosmos: The World Through the Lens of the Liturgy



Robert Barron

Bishop of Winona-Rochester

Senior Editor

Matthew Levering

Mundelein Seminary


Jonathan Ciraulo

Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology

Aaron Pidel, SJ

Pontifical Gregorian University

Managing Editors

Jason C. Paone

Word on Fire Academic

David Augustine

Word on Fire Academic

Associate Editors

Lewis Ayres

Durham University

Michael Barber

Augustine Institute

Peter Casarella

Duke University Divinity School

Nathan Eubank

University of Notre Dame

Angela Franks

St. John’s Seminary

Caitlin Smith Gilson

University of Holy Cross

Jennifer Newsome Martin

University of Notre Dame

Michael Magree, SJ

Boston College

William Mattison III

University of Notre Dame

Vincent Strand, SJ

Catholic University of America

Board of Advisors

Khaled Anatolios

University of Notre Dame

Melanie Barrett

Mundelein Seminary

John Betz

University of Notre Dame

John Cavadini

University of Notre Dame

Thomas Clemmons

The Catholic University of America

Cathal Doherty, SJ

Marquette University

Brian Dunkle, SJ

Boston College

Emmanuel Falque

Institut Catholique de Paris

Stephen Fields, SJ

Georgetown University

Anthony Giambrone, OP

École Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jérusalem

Jennie Grillo

University of Notre Dame

Andrew Kim

Marquette University

Keith Lemna

Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology

Anthony Lusvardi, SJ

Pontifical Georgian University

Reginald Lynch, OP

Dominican House of Studies

Margaret McCarthy

John Paul II Institute

Ross McCullough

George Fox University

Francesca Aran Murphy

University of Notre Dame

Cyril O’Regan

University of Notre Dame

Jared Ortiz

Hope College

Aaron Riches

Benedictine College

Joseph Riordan, SJ

Regis College, University of Toronto

Tracey Rowland

University of Notre Dame Australia

Daria Spezzano

Providence College

Margaret Turek

St. Patrick’s Seminary

William Wright IV

Duquesne University


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