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Born to a Jewish mother and Protestant father in 1923 Berlin Gregory Baum has devoted his career to a humanistic approach to Catholicism. In The Oil Has Not Run Dry Baum shares recollections about his lifelong commitment to theology his atypical views and his evolving understanding of the Catholic Churchs message. Baum reects on his groundbreaking work with the Second Vatican Council 196265 and how it helped to open the Church to a new under- standing of outsiders one that advocated cooper- ation with world religions in support of peace and justice and respected secular philosophies commit- ted to truth and social solidarity. Later embracing Latin American liberation theology he became a leading thinker of the Catholic Left in Canada adopting radical positions that initially earned support from Canadian bishops in the 1970s. Di- verging from ofcial Catholic doctrines regarding women and sexual ethics Baum eventually left the priesthood but continued to teach theology and remained active in the Church. The Oil Has Not Run Dry also discusses the contrast between Catholicism in Quebec and English-speaking North America and the ways in which Baum sees Quebecs culture as more marked by social solidarity. This signicant difference has inspired his own writings which present the original development of Catholic thought in Quebec to an English-speaking readership. Gregory Baum is professor emeritus in the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University and the author of Fernand Dumont A Sociologist Turns to Theology and Truth and Relevance Catholic Theology in French Quebec since the Quiet Revolution. 1 3 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 6 The Oil Has Not Run Dry The Story of My Theological Pathway gregory baum A Catholic theologian praised by some and denounced by others tells the story of his involvement in the renewal of the Catholic Church. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S January 2017 978-0-7735-4826-8 37.95T CDN 37.95T US 28.99 cloth 6 x 9 288pp Ebook available M E M O I R T H E O L O G Y