Exegesis and dogmatic theology especially in Bernard Lonergan
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Exegesis and dogmatic theology especially in Bernard Lonergan by Robert C. Croken

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  • Lonergan, Bernard J. F.,
  • Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.,
  • Theology, Doctrinal.

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Statementby Robert Croken.
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Pagination33 leaves ;
Number of Pages33
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Open LibraryOL19453288M

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Bernard Lonergan’s The Triune God: clearly distinguishing systematic theology from dogmatic theology.2 The difference or distinction between the two has roots which can be traced to Aquinas and a differentiation which he achieved As Lonergan argues in his exegesis of Aquinas, Quaestiones Quodlibetales, 4, q. 9, a. 3.   Lonergan is another story, but he (like Rahner) produced only pieces of a dogmatic theology, and the genuinely dogmatic parts of his corpus are also those that have had the least influence. For the moment, though, let’s grant that, as many now hold, the dogmatic contributions of these three remarkable theologians (or at least one of them. Bernard Lonergan’s “Method in Theology”*# Giovanni B. Sala, S.J. (Translated by Donald Buzzelli) Last April a volume on theological method by the Canadian Jesuit Bernard Lonergan came out in London and New York. Not only has its author’s name become widely known, but this, his most recent book. Bernard Lonergan (), a professor of theology, taught at Regis College, Harvard University, and Boston College. An established author known for his Insight and Method in Theology, Lonergan received numerous honorary doctorates, was a Companion of the Order of Canada in and was named as an original members of the International.

The period during which Bernard Lonergan delivered the eleven lectures in this volume was one of important transition for him: he was moving rapidly toward a new conception of theology and its method; and he was on the verge of what is now recognized as a major breakthrough in his thought on method, the idea that came to him in February of the eight functional the.   F or a certain generation of those who studied theology, Bernard Lonergan’s Method in Theology () was a book that was constantly referenced. For my generation of theologians, when one mentions the text, it is all too often looked at askance. For many, Lonergan is neither fish nor fowl. Consciousness and Transcendence includes a lengthy comparison of Voegelin's thought to that of another seminal thinker, Jesuit theologian Bernard Lonergan, and is the only book that focuses on Voegelin's last writings. For those who are new to Voegelin's thought, this volume serves as an up-to-date introduction to his challenging body of work. In addition to Karl Rahner, Bernard Lonergan has had an important influence on Catholic systematic theology in America, again with the potential of forming a theological school, of which there were indeed tangible beginnings. But Lonergan is difficult to understand and, hence, hard to teach.

Bernard Joseph Francis Lonergan was born on Decem in Buckingham, Quebec, (about miles west of Montreal). Lonergan's exegesis of Aquinas is considered a masterpiece of twentieth-century Thomistic scholarship. He argued that it was necessary to understand the historical development of Aquinas's thought on this issue in order.   On 16 th May , L’Osservatore Romano showed a photograph of Pope Benedict being presented with a book, a new Italian translation of Bernard Lonergan’s mere presenting of a book may not always be considered important enough to warrant a photograph with such a figure, and no doubt some readers were curious about who this author Bernard Lonergan was. Lonergan-Method in 3 coherent pattern. Pastoral Theology Publishing, preaching, catechetics. Notice that between “Critical Theology” and “Theological Anthropology,” there is a huge leap. The first four (research, interpretation, history, critique) deal with views on the religious practices and beliefs of people in the past.   Lonergan writes in an often quoted sentence at the beginning of Method in Theology, "A theology mediates between a cultural matrix and the significance and role of a religion in that matrix."(59) But seldom has the question been faced, What kind of mediation is performed by theology, and especially by systematic theology?