And in Our Hearts Take Up Thy Rest: The Trinitarian Pneumatology of Frederick Crowe, SJ

By Michael Eades

© 2019

In his seminary classes and his writings, Frederick Crowe, SJ (1915–2012) sought to understand anew the eternal identity of the Holy Spirit and the Spirit’s role in the Church’s life. Despite Crowe’s fame as a professor of Trinitarian theology and his groundbreaking work on Thomas Aquinas’ doctrine of complacent love as an analogy for the Holy Spirit’s eternal procession, no book has ever been published on this influential Canadian Jesuit, who set up centres around the world for the study of the thought of Bernard Lonergan, SJ (1904–84). Drawing on Crowe’s published works and archival material, Eades emphasizes how Crowe’s Trinitarian pneumatology modestly and creatively extended Lonergan’s theology of the Holy Spirit. Making use of Crowe’s own historical methodology, Eades looks for the emergence of new and significant questions about the Holy Spirit in Crowe’s works.

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  • Series: Lonergan Studies
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  • Page Count: 272 pages
  • Illustrations: 15
  • Dimensions: 5.9in x 1.0in x 9.1in
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This is the first book on the influential Canadian Jesuit, Frederick Crowe. The book presents his main contribution to theology, his creative and controversial theology of the Holy Spirit.

And in Our Hearts Take Up Thy Rest: The Trinitarian Pneumatology of Frederick Crowe, SJ

By Michael Eades

© 2019

In his seminary classes and his writings, Frederick Crowe, SJ (1915–2012) sought to understand anew the eternal identity of the Holy Spirit and the Spirit’s role in the Church’s life. Despite Crowe’s fame as a professor of Trinitarian theology and his groundbreaking work on Thomas Aquinas’ doctrine of complacent love as an analogy for the Holy Spirit’s eternal procession, no book has ever been published on this influential Canadian Jesuit, who set up centres around the world for the study of the thought of Bernard Lonergan, SJ (1904–84). Drawing on Crowe’s published works and archival material, Eades emphasizes how Crowe’s Trinitarian pneumatology modestly and creatively extended Lonergan’s theology of the Holy Spirit. Making use of Crowe’s own historical methodology, Eades looks for the emergence of new and significant questions about the Holy Spirit in Crowe’s works.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Lonergan Studies
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 272 pages
  • Illustrations: 15
  • Dimensions: 5.9in x 1.0in x 9.1in
  • Reviews

    "And in Our Hearts Take Up Thy Rest would primarily be of benefit to scholars interested in Thomas Aquinas, Bernard Lonergan, St. Francis de Sales, pneumatology, ecclesiology, interreligious dialogue, and contemporary ethical issues."


    Mark Miller, Systematic Theology, University of San Francisco

    “Well-supported by reference to Crowe’s work and the works of Bernard Lonergan on which Crowe built his own edifice, And in Our Hearts Take Up Thy Rest shows a thorough familiarity with Crowe’s work and the biographical and wider historical events and issues that influenced his pneumatology.”
    Jeremy Blackwood, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology
  • Author Information

    Michael Eades is an Instructor at St. Philip’s Seminary in Toronto.
  • Table of contents

    Dedication 
    List of Tables 
    List of Figures 
    Introduction 
    Methodology 
    Crowe’s Writings 
    Conclusion 

    1. Frederick Crowe, SJ: Dean of First Generation Lonergan Disciples 

    Early Years: New Brunswick and his Jesuit Vocation 
    A Brief Sketch of Lonergan and Crowe’s Interactions 
    The Influence of Lonergan’s Writings on Crowe’s Pneumatology 
    The Influence of the Verbum Articles 
    Under the Influence of Insight: A Study of Human Understanding 
    Method in Theology’s Influence 
    Conclusion 

    Part I (1953–1968): Searching for the Proprium of the Holy Spirit 

    2. Appropriating Aquinas on Love 

    The Spirit’s Proprium Emerging as a Theme 
    Crowe’s Reading of Aquinas’ Doctrine of Complacentia Boni 
    Application of Complacency to the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit 
    Conclusion 

    3. Basil Helps to Extend the Search into the Economy of Salvation 

    Background to Crowe’s 1965–6 Doctrine of the Most Holy Trinity 
    Conceiving the Personal Properties of the Three in the Godhead as Never Before 
    Moving Away from the Term Spiration 
    Discerning the Personal Property of the Three in the World 
    The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit’s Presence in the World as Exemplars 
    Presence of Each of the Three in the World in a Proper, Unique, and Personal Way 
    Trinitarian Response to Our Need for Trinification 
    Conclusion 

    Part II (1969–84): Reversing the Relation of the Two Divine Missions

    4. Who Provides the Context: The Son or the Spirit? 

    Background: The Relation of the Divine Missions in Crowe’s Earlier Thinking 
    Emergence of the Need to Rethink the Relation of the Missions
    Full Thematization of the Reversal of the Missions 
    Conclusion 

    5. Arguing with Church Authorities as Helping to Reverse the Missions 

    Crowe’s Struggle with the Magisterium 
    Aftermath of Humanae Vitae 
    Struggle over Women’s Ordination 
    Rethinking of the Role of the Spirit in Relation to the Son’s Mission 
    1983 Lonergan Workshop Lecture: “Son and Spirit: Tensions in the Divine Missions?” 
    1984 Chancellor’s Lecture at Regis College 
    Conclusion 

    Part III (1985–2000): The Holy Spirit as the First Person in the Trinity

    6. Intentionality Analysis: Paving the Way for Rethinking Trinitarian Order

    Crowe’s Earlier Explanations of the Psychological Analogy 
    Emergence of the Question of the Holy Spirit’s Firstness 
    Conclusion

    7. Hiding His Goal: Crowe’s Reordering of the Three Persons

    What Are Crowe’s Stated Reasons for Rethinking the Order of the Divine Persons? 
    Trying to Win a Hearing: First Set of Concepts 
    Winning a Proposal: Second Set of Concepts 
    Pedagogical Purpose of the Two Sets of Concepts 
    Conclusion 

    8. Crowe’s Contribution as a Trinitarian Pneumatologist 

    Dialectic: The Root and Unity of the Three Stages 
    Evaluational History 
    Stage One (1953–1968): Crowe’s Doctrine of Complacency 
    Stage Two (1969–1984): Evaluation of Crowe’s Reversing of the Missions 
    Stage Three (1985–2000): Evaluating Crowe’s Methodological Contribution 

    A Final Word 

    Bibliography 
    Primary Literature – Frederick Crowe’s Writings 
    Primary Literature – Bernard Lonergan’s Writings 
    Secondary Literature 
    Theses Pertinent to Trinitarian Pneumatology Directed by Crowe

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