Out of a Kantian Chrysalis: A Maritainian Critique of Fr. Maréchal ?
Reviewed by Douglas A. Brandt, but very pleasing and comforting! For example, McCamy cites Maritain, “The truth of Faith is the infinitely transcendent truth of the mystery of God [nevertheless] God has willed that it be expressed … in human concepts and words …”
Out of a Kantian Chrysalis? is a short book, only 168 pages including footnotes. Although the subject is technical, McCamy’s prose is lively and accessible. He recounts the Maréchal/Maritain debate with adroitness and subtle wit, thereby offering a solid foundation for those who seek to understand and answer the philosophical underpinnings of pluralism and relativism. McCamy’s valuable work offers historical perspective on Kantian subjectivism, a compendium of sound philosophy, and real insight into the philosophical sloppiness of modern pluralism.
Douglas A. Brandt is senior pastor of the Lancaster Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, New York.