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Louis Bouyer (1913, Paris – 2004) was a French Lutheran minister who converted to Catholicism in 1939. During his religious career he was a scholar who was relied upon during the Second Vatican Council.

He was known for his books on Christian spirituality and its history. He also was a co-founder of the international review Communio. He was chosen by the pope to be part of a team to initiate the International Theological Commission in 1969.


Published works

  • Liturgical Piety (1955)
  • The Spirit and Forms of Protestantism (1956)
  • Newman: His Life and Spirituality (1960 or earlier)
  • Introduction to Spirituality (1961)
  • The Word, Church and Sacraments In Protestantism and Catholicism (1961)
  • Liturgy and Architecture (1967)
  • The Spirituality of the New Testament and the Fathers (History of Christian Spirituality; v. 1) (1982)
  • The Spirituality of the Middle Ages (History of Christian Spirituality; v. 2) (1982)
  • Eucharist: Theology and Spirituality of the Eucharistic Prayer (1989)

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