Brenna Moore

Brenna Moore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology at Fordham University and the author of Sacred Dread: Raïssa Maritain, the Allure of Suffering, and the French Catholic Revival, 1905-1945 (University of Notre Dame Press, 2012). Her research and teaching focus on Catholicism and modern European cultural and intellectual history, with special interests in religious experience, politics, gender, the negotiation of religious difference, and the revitalized interest in mysticism among late-modern French intellectuals, both religious and secular. She is currently working on a new project concerning Orientalism and Catholicism’s “turn to the past” (or ressourcement) impulse in mid-twentieth century France.