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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.

Bishop Barron explains how The New Ressourcement serves the spiritual life of the Church in a time of crisis.

Current Issue

Fall 2024

Fall 2024 Table of Contents


John R. Betz

The Analogy of Tradition: Toward a More Radical Ressourcement

Emmanuel Falque

In the Depths of Despair: The Kierkegaardian Abyss

Vincent L. Strand, SJ

Scheeben in the Kulturkampf: The Ernstfall and the Theo-Politics of Grace

Donald Graham

Revisiting St. John Henry Newman on the Humanity of the God-man

Rachel M. Coleman

“How Is It with the Nothing?” Ferdinand Ulrich’s Thomistic Response to Heidegger

Stephen M. Fields, SJ

Should Catholics Morally Cooperate with Liberalism?

Book Reviews

Francisco Martins, SJ

Gary A. Anderson, That I May Dwell Among Them: Incarnation and Atonement in the Tabernacle Narrative

Israel McGrew

Gregory Vall, Ecclesial Exegesis: A Synthesis of Ancient and Modern Approaches to Scripture

Shane Owens

Aaron Pidel, SJ, The Inspiration and Truth of Scripture: Testing the Ratzinger Paradigm

John Sehorn

J. Patout Burns Jr., Augustine’s Preached Theology: Living as the Body of Christ

George Corbett

Denys Turner, Dante the Theologian

Jonathan Martin Ciraulo

Kjetil Kringlebotten, Liturgy, Theurgy, and Active Participation



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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