Carrier, Hervé

Hervé Carrier’s (1921–2014) contribution is two-fold. On the one hand, he fostered a new comprehension of religion based on a psychosociological analysis of believers’ attitudes and behaviors. On the other hand, he encouraged the Roman Catholic Church’s aggiornamento by opening the institution to knowledge and culture from every part of the world, especially the global south, and generally cultivating an atmosphere of justice. It was during his tenure as rector that laypeople and women were first allowed to study at Pontificia Università Gregoriana in Rome.

The Sociology of Religious Belonging

Born in Grand-Mère, Quebec, Carrier attended the University of Montréal (1950) and the Catholic University of America in Washington (1952). Having joined the Society of Jesus in 1944, he was ordained in 1955. He moved to France ...

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