About the author,Jean Borella is a Christian philosopher and theologian. Borella's works are deeply inspired by Ancient and Christian Neoplatonism, but also by the Traditionalist School of René Guénon and Frithjof Schuon. In 1946 Henri de Lubac's book Surnaturel caused an acrimonious debate within Roman Catholic theology, Jean Borella insists that de Lubac was right by showing that the reception of divine grace is impossible without some acknowledgement of the desire in human nature for the divine gift. He refers to Thomas Aquinas with the patristic tradition, nature and grace never were two completely heteronomous realities, there is a natural desire for the vision of God in every human being. While de Lubac sought to overcome a grace/nature dualism that legitmated hostility to the modern world on the part of the Roman Catholic Church, Borella believes the effect of the Second Vatican Council has been to unfold the Modernism that, though declared heretical in 1907, has remained latent ever since grace and nature have collapsed into one another, the sacred has been swallowed up in the secular.