Philosopher. Born in France and raised there as a Protestant, he converted to Catholicism in 1906. He served as a professor at the Institut Catholique in Paris (1913-1940) and at the Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto (1940-1960).
Correspondence, lectures, addresses, articles, reviews, radio broadcasts, and clippings; concerning medieval philosophy, modern Thomism, monasticism and contemplative life, atheism, education, ethics, knowledge, art, poetry, Christianity and democracy, Christianity and war, man and the state, France, freedom, human rights, anti-semitism, peace in the atomic era, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Paul, Thomas Merton, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the École Libre des Hautes Études, and Maritain's lectures, publications, radio broadcasts, and personal affairs. Correspondents include Raoul Aglion, Gilbert Chinard, Gustave Cohen, René Cassin, Charles De Gaulle, Joseph Vincent Ducattillon, OP, Joseph Evans, Henri Focillon, Henri Gregoire, Waldemar Gurian, Charles de Koninck, Alexandre Koyre, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Raissa Maritain, Sir Robert Mayer, Thomas Merton, Boris Mirkine-Guetzevich, Boris Pregel, Raymond de Saussure, Henri Seyrig, Yves Simon, Luigi Sturzo, and Paul Vignaux. In French and English.
Maritain Material in the University of Notre Dame Archives
Jacques Maritain Center