A Third Collection, prepared for the Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan by editors Robert M. Doran and John D. Dadosky, is a helpful companion to volumes four and thirteen in the series. The volume contains fifteen papers, written between 1974 and 1982, and includes some of his most important shorter writings such as "Prolegomena to the Study of the Emerging Religious Consciousness of Our Time" and "Natural Right and Historical Mindedness."The relevant archival entries are specified, so that readers can consult them. The papers in this volume rehearse in a new key the themes of a lifetime. Without in any way going back on the major emphases of Lonergan's early work–cognitional theory and then the exploration of a fourth, existential level of consciousness– they are focused more on love and on the movement from above downwards in consciousness. Community is emphasized as the context and the fruit of the emergence of authentic subjects.
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.
Robert M. Doran is the Emmett Doerr Chair in Catholic Systematic Theology at Marquette University.
John D. Dadosky is a professor of theology and philosophy at Regis College at the University of Toronto.
Part One: Tradition and Innovation 1 Dialectic of Authority 2 Method: Trend and Variations 3 Mission and the Spirit 4 Aquinas Today: Tradition and Innovation 5 Prolegomena to the Study of the Emerging Religious Consciousness of Our Time 6 Christology Today: Methodological Reflections 7 Healing and Creating in History
Part Two: Lectures on Religious Studies and Theology 8 First Lecture: Religious Experience 9 Second Lecture: Religious Knowledge 10 Third Lecture: The Ongoing Genesis of Methods
Part Three: Theory and Praxis 11 Natural Right and Historical Mindedness 12 Theology and Praxis 13 A Post-Hegelian Philosophy of Religion 14 Pope John’s Intention 15 Unity and Plurality: The Coherence of Christian Truth