For the edition of A Second Collection prepared for the Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan, editors Robert M. Doran and John D. Dadosky have added archival materials directly related to almost every one of the papers, bringing the reader closer to the original compositions. The papers date from 1966 to 1973, and span the most creative period in Lonergan’s development. Two major themes run through these papers: the primacy of the fourth, existential level of human consciousness, and the significance of historical mindedness with all its implications for culture, hermeneutics, and phenomenological thinking. The theme of conversion makes a grand entrance in ‘Theology in Its New Context,’ a paper that charted the course for the unfolding of Method in Theology. This new edition makes extensive use of original manuscripts, variants in drafts of the essays, and hand-written corrections.
Robert M. Doran is the Emmett Doerr Chair in Catholic Systematic Theology at Marquette University.
John D. Dadosky is a professor of philosophy and theology at the University of Toronto.
Bernard Lonergan (1904-1984), 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 1971 and was named as an original member of the International Theological Commission by Pope Paul VI.
General Editors’ Preface
1 The Transition from a Classicist Worldview to Historical Mindedness
2 The Dehellenization of Dogma
3 Theories of Inquiry: Responses to a Symposium
4 The Future of Thomism
5 Theology in Its New Context
6 The Subject
7 Belief: Today’s Issue
8 The Absence of God in Modern Culture
9 Natural Knowledge of God
10 Theology and Man’s Future
11 The Future of Christianity
12 The Response of the Jesuit as Priest and Apostle in the Modern World