Developing the Lonergan Legacy: Historical, Theoretical, and Existential Issues

By Frederick Crowe and Michael Vertin

© 2004

Comprising twenty papers, including six never before published, this long-awaited work spans the fifty-year career of noted theologian Frederick E. Crowe, a scholar who has devoted himself to studying, expounding, and making available the writings of Bernard Lonergan, the well-known Canadian Jesuit philosopher and theologian who died in 1984. The publication of these papers, compiled by Michael Vertin, is a tribute both to their subject and to their author.

Developing the Lonergan Legacy both recounts the history of Lonergan's work in philosophy and theology, and offers significant theoretical and existential developments of that work. Divided into two sections - 'studies,' which examines the historical context of Lonergan and his writings, and 'essays,' which applies Lonergan's work in different directions - the essays in this volume are motivated by Crowe's deep concern for the concrete intellectual, moral, and religious welfare of his readers, of all those whom his readers might influence, and ultimately of the entire human community. Vertin's meticulous editing and thoughtful sequencing only add to the uniquely spiritual character of Crowe's works.

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  • Page Count: 418 pages
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Developing the Lonergan Legacy both recounts the history of Lonergan's work in philosophy and theology, and offers significant theoretical and existential developments of that work.

Developing the Lonergan Legacy: Historical, Theoretical, and Existential Issues

By Frederick Crowe and Michael Vertin

© 2004

Comprising twenty papers, including six never before published, this long-awaited work spans the fifty-year career of noted theologian Frederick E. Crowe, a scholar who has devoted himself to studying, expounding, and making available the writings of Bernard Lonergan, the well-known Canadian Jesuit philosopher and theologian who died in 1984. The publication of these papers, compiled by Michael Vertin, is a tribute both to their subject and to their author.

Developing the Lonergan Legacy both recounts the history of Lonergan's work in philosophy and theology, and offers significant theoretical and existential developments of that work. Divided into two sections - 'studies,' which examines the historical context of Lonergan and his writings, and 'essays,' which applies Lonergan's work in different directions - the essays in this volume are motivated by Crowe's deep concern for the concrete intellectual, moral, and religious welfare of his readers, of all those whom his readers might influence, and ultimately of the entire human community. Vertin's meticulous editing and thoughtful sequencing only add to the uniquely spiritual character of Crowe's works.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Lonergan Studies
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 418 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.2in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    ‘[Crowe] is a brilliant theologian whose research and interpretation in the field of Lonergan studies is unparalleled.’


    Mark Doorley
    Philosophy in Review/Comptes rendus philosophiques

    ‘Developing the Lonergan Legacy gives eminent testimony to Crowe’s refined elucidation of the inner dynamism of Lonergan’s thought and to the originality of Crowe’s own contribution within the world of Lonerganian and theological scholarship.’


    James R. Pambrun
    Theoforum

    ‘Crowe brings out subtle nuances in the development of [Lonergan’s] thought, and he creatively opens up new areas for the application of his work.’


    John Sullivan
    The Heythrop Journal

    ‘There is much in this collection that will prove rewarding, both to those new to Lonergan’s thought as well as to advanced scholars.’


    Patrick H. Byrne
    International Philosophical Quarterly

    'Developing the Lonergan Legacy is an immensely valuable contribution to the understanding of Bernard Lonergan and the development of his key ideas. Frederick Crowe is an expert in this field and his scholarship is of exceptional quality. It is a real asset to have these essays together in one volume and to have previously unpublished work made available.'


    Christine Jamieson, Department of Theological Studies, Concordia University

    ‘Virtually every page of Developing the Lonergan Legacy testifies to Frederick Crowe's masterful familiarity with the Lonergan corpus. One of the book's most important and individuating virtues is that it helps us appreciate the "arc" of Lonergan's thought – the long, complicated, and continual process of his intellectual evolution. Crowe's own graceful, discerning intelligence leads the reader to a deeper understanding of Lonergan's work and a richer appreciation of its explanatory power.’


    Jerome Miller, Department of Philosophy, Salisbury University
  • Author Information

    Frederick E. Crowe is a co-founder of the Lonergan Research Institute and a professor emeritus at the Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto.



    Michael Vertin is a professor emeritus in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto.

  • Table of contents

    Editor's Introduction

    Author's Preface

    Frequently Cited Works

    Part One: Studies

    1 Lonergan's Vocation as a Christian Thinker

    2 From Kerygma to Inculturation: The Odyssey of Gospel Meaning

    3 Insight: Genesis and Ongoing Context

    4 The Spectrum of 'Communication' in Lonergan

    5 'All my work has been introducing history into Catholic theology'

    6 Lonergan's Universalist View of Religion

    7 The Genus 'Lonergan and ...' and Feminism

    8 Lonergan's Search for Foundations: The Early Years, 1940-1959

    Part Two: Essays

    9 School without Graduates: The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises

    10 The Relevance of Newman to Contemporary Theology

    11 Lonergan and How to Live Our Lives

    12 The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and Jesuit Spirituality

    13 Linking the Splintered Disciplines: Ideas from Lonergan

    14 Law and Insight

    15 The Magisterium as Pupil: The Learning Teacher

    16 'The Spirit and I'at Prayer

    17 Why We Have to Die

    18 Rhyme and Reason: On Lonergan's Foundations for Works of the Spirit

    19 For Inserting a New Question (26A) in the Pars prima

    20 The Future: Charting the Unknown with Lonergan

    The Writings of Frederick E. Crowe

    Index

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