Thomas F O'Meara, OP, is the William K Warren Professor of Theology Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of many books. Paul Philibert, OP, is Promoter of Permanent Formation for the Southern Dominican Province in the USA. He is a retired professor of pastoral theology.
'The French Dominicans of the early twentieth century, in ways great and small, played a role in raising key themes that would be developed by the council. Each of these seven Dominicans helped nudge Catholicism toward a more vital, dynamic, and dialogical vision of the church.''The French Dominicans whose stories come alive here had a profound impact on the renewal of Catholic theology and helped to usher in the Second Vatican Council. Thanks to O'Meara and Philibert, their prophetic voices can inspire creative forms of witness to the Gospel in the twenty-first century.''This is a deeply refreshing book about seven Dominicans who fearlessly brought their faith into dialogue with different aspects of modernity. It captures their joy, freedom, courage, and their profound evangelical hope in the face of fear and hostility. I could not put it down. It captures them perfectly.'