Early Latin Theology: Volume 19

By Bernard Lonergan Edited by Robert M. Doran and H. Daniel Monsour Translated by Michael G. Shields

© 2011

Early Latin Theology presents seven of Bernard Lonergan's most important early theological works in English translation and the original Latin on facing pages under one cover for the first time. First composed as supplements to the texts he used in his courses, these writings are considered to be Lonergan's initial efforts in the functional specialty he would come to call ‘systematics.’ They also represent ideas that would remain constant throughout his career.

Among the significant works included is ‘Supplementary Notes on Sanctifying Grace.’ This seminal essay contains what is likely Lonergan's most complete systematic treatment of the topic, and a much more extensive presentation of Lonergan's four-point hypothesis regarding the divine relations and created grace than many have previously read.

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Early Latin Theology presents seven of Bernard Lonergan's most important early theological works in English translation and the original Latin on facing pages under one cover for the first time.

Early Latin Theology: Volume 19

By Bernard Lonergan Edited by Robert M. Doran and H. Daniel Monsour Translated by Michael G. Shields

© 2011

Early Latin Theology presents seven of Bernard Lonergan's most important early theological works in English translation and the original Latin on facing pages under one cover for the first time. First composed as supplements to the texts he used in his courses, these writings are considered to be Lonergan's initial efforts in the functional specialty he would come to call ‘systematics.’ They also represent ideas that would remain constant throughout his career.

Among the significant works included is ‘Supplementary Notes on Sanctifying Grace.’ This seminal essay contains what is likely Lonergan's most complete systematic treatment of the topic, and a much more extensive presentation of Lonergan's four-point hypothesis regarding the divine relations and created grace than many have previously read.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 752 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.2in x 1.8in x 9.2in
  • Reviews

    ‘The editors may be congratulated for a judicious selection of valuable texts… This monumental task was accomplished with fidelity and polish… an outstanding contribution both to Lonergan studies and to Scholastic theology.’


    Jeremy Wilkins
    The Thomist vol 78:04:2014
  • Author Information

    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.


    H. Daniel Monsour is an associate editor of the Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan and holds a PhD in theology from the University of Toronto.


    Michael G. Shields is the librarian at the Lonergan Research Institute, Regis College, University of Toronto, and translator of several volumes in the Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan.
  • Table of contents

    General Editors’ Preface, Robert M. Doran

    ENGLISH TRANSLATION

    Part 1: The Notion of Sacrifice

    Introduction to ‘The Notion of Sacrifice,’ michael g. shields

    1 The Definition of Sacrifice

    2 Justification of This Definition

    3 The Propriety of Symbols

    4 First Application of the Definition

    5 A Second Application of the Definition

    6 The Causes of Sacrifice

    7 The Difference between the Sacrifice of the Cross and the Mass

    8 The Value of This Inquiry

    Part 2: The Supernatural Order

    From the 1973 Introduction to ‘De ente supernaturali,’ Regis Edition, frederick e. crowe

    [Introduction]

    Thesis 1: There exists a created communication of the divine nature, which is a created, proportionate, and remote principle whereby there are operations in creatures through which they attain God as he is in himself.

    Thesis 2: This created communication of the divine nature exceeds the proportion not only of human nature but also of any finite substance, and thus is absolutely supernatural.

    Thesis 3: Acts, not only of the theological virtues but of other virtues as well, inasmuch as they are elicited in the rational part of a person and in accordance with one’s Christian duty, are specified by a supernatural formal object, and therefore are absolutely supernatural as to their substance and are so by reason of their formal object.

    Excursus 1: Degrees among the supernatural acts themselves

    Excursus 2: A note on purely entitative supernaturality

    Thesis 4: Potency to the absolutely supernatural is obediential.

    Excursus 1: On the natural desire to see God through his essence

    Excursus 2: Supernatural acts as vital acts

    Excursus 3: Divine concurrence

    Excursus 4: The efficacy of divine concurrence

    Thesis 5: Interior actual grace essentially consists in vital, principal, and supernatural second acts of the intellect and the will.

    Part 3: God’s Knowledge and Will

    From the 1973 Introduction to ‘De scientia atque voluntate Dei,’ Regis Edition, frederick e. crowe

    1 The Aim of This Treatise

    2 The Nature of Metaphysical Analysis

    3 The Comparison between Eternal and Temporal Being

    4 Immanent Contingent Operation

    5 Action and Passion

    6 Necessary and Contingent Being

    7 Contingent Future Realities

    8 Divine Transcendence

    9 Principles of Priority and Simultaneity

    10 God’s Knowledge

    11 The Various Roots of Middle Knowledge

    12 Order

    13 The Meaning of Good and End

    14 Evil

    15 God’s Will

    16 God’s Love

    17 Efficient Causality

    18 God’s Action

    19 Other Opinions about God’s Action

    20 Can God Be Accountable for the Formal Element of Sin?

    21 God’s Antecedent Will

    22 Other Conceptions of God’s Antecedent Will

    23 Why God Allows Culpable Evil

    24 Conceptual Designations in God (Signa Rationis)

    25 Predestination and Reprobation

    26 Objections

    27 A Brief Summary of Principles

    Part 4: Analysis of Faith

    From the 1973 Introduction to ‘Analysis Fidei,’ Regis Edition, frederick e. crowe

    1 The Logical Process

    2 The Psychological Process

    3 The Reflective Act of Understanding

    4 In the Psychological Faith Process the Reflective Act of Understanding Is

    Pivotal

    5 Difference between the Logical and the Psychological Process

    6 Constraint of the Intellect and Rationalization

    7 What Is the Analysis of Faith?

    8 A Brief Overview

    9 The Motive of Faith as Acquired

    10 The Supernatural Formal Object

    11 Those Who Believe Properly Attain a Supernatural Formal Object

    12 An Alternative Explanation of the Above

    13 Acts Which Immediately Precede Faith

    14 Acts Which Remotely Precede Faith

    15 The Grace of Conversion to Faith

    16 The Properties of Faith

    17 The Necessity of Faith

    18 The Necessity of the Preambles of Faith

    19 The Faith of Heretics, of Demons, and of Those Who Have Knowledge

    20 The Meaning of ‘Right Reason Demonstrates the Truth of Faith’

    Opinions

    Page on the Necessity for the Preambles

    Part 5: The Notion of Fittingness: The Application of Theological Method

    to the Question of the Purpose of the Incarnation

    1 The Notion of Fittingness

    2 The Root of Fittingness

    3 The Excellence of Order

    4 The Conceptually Distinguished Formalities

    5 The Fittingness of the Incarnation

    6 The Necessity of the Incarnation

    7 The Purpose of the Incarnation

    Part 6: The Consciousness of Christ

    From ‘Note on the Context of De conscientia Christi,’ frederick e. crowe

    The Consciousness of Christ

    Part 7: Supplementary Notes on Sanctifying Grace

    Introductory Comments to ‘Supplementary Notes on Sanctifying Grace’

    [1 Historical Sketch]

    [1.1] Habitual Grace: Preliminary Notes

    [1.2] The Nominalists

    [1.3] The Sixteenth-Century Reformers

    [1.4] The Way of Proceeding

    [1.5] The Notion of Justice

    2 The Positive Doctrine of Sacred Scripture

    [Thesis 1:] To those whom God the Father loves [1] as he loves Jesus, his only-begotten Son, (2) he gives the uncreated gift of the Holy Spirit, so that (3) into a new life they may be (4) born again and (5) become living members of Christ; therefore as (6) just, (7) friends of God, (8) adopted children of God, and (9) heirs in hope of eternal life, (10) they enter into a sharing in the divine nature.

    3 Understanding the Faith

    3.1 Sanctifying Grace: The Problem

    [3.2] Preliminary Notes on the Nature of Sanctifying Grace: Notions

    [3.2.1] Formal Cause and Formal Effects

    [3.2.2] Divine Love

    [Theorem 1:] All divine love as an effective principle is predicated essentially and thus equally of the three divine Persons.

    Corollary [to Theorem 1:] Absolutely all grace, inasmuch as it is related to divine love as its effective principle, by that very fact is related not to notional but to essential divine love.

    [Theorem 2:] Not everything that is stated contingently about the divine persons is stated by appropriation.

    [3.2.3] The Ontological Foundation of Grace

    [3.3] The Immanent Formal Effects of Sanctifying Grace

    [3.4] The Transcendent Formal Effects of Sanctifying Grace

    [3.5] Corollaries

    Appendices

    Appendix 1: ‘The Notion of Sacrifice’: Three Drafts on Theological Method in Connection with the Idea of Sacrifice

    Appendix 2: ‘God’s Knowledge and Will’

    Editors’ Introduction

    Appendix 2A

    Appendix 2B

    Index

    LATIN TEXT

    Pars 1: De Notione Sacrificii

    1 Definitio Sacrificii

    2 Definitionis Iustificatio

    3 De Proprietate Symboli

    4 Prima Definitionis Applicatio

    5 Altera Definitionis Applicatio

    6 De Causis Sacrificii

    7 De Differentia Sacrificiorum Crucis et Missae

    8 De Valore Peractae Inquisitionis

    Pars 2: De Ente Supernaturali: Supplementum Schematicum

    [Introductio]

    Thesis I: Exsistit creata communicatio divinae naturae, seu principium creatum, proportionatum, et remotum quo creaturae insunt operationes quibus attingitur Deus uti in se est.

    Thesis II: Haec creata divinae naturae communicatio non solum naturae humanae sed etiam cuiuslibet finitae substantiae proportionem excedit ideoque est supernaturalis simpliciter.

    Thesis III:Quia actus non solum virtutum theologicarum sed etiam aliarum virtutum, inquantum in parte rationali et sicut oportet a Christiano eliciuntur, ab obiecto formali supernaturali specificantur, ideo simpliciter supernaturales sunt quoad substantiam et quidem ratione obiecti formalis.

    Scholion I: De gradibus intra ipsos actus supernaturales

    Scholion II: De supernaturalitate mere entitative

    Thesis IV: Potentia ad supernaturalia simpliciter est obedientialis.

    Scholion I: De naturali desiderio videndi Deum per essentiam

    Scholion II: De actibus supernaturalibus qua vitalibus

    Scholion III: De concursu divino

    Scholion IV: De efficacia concursus divini

    Thesis V: Gratia actualis interna essentialiter consistit in actibus secundis intellectus et voluntatis vitalibus, principalibus, et supernaturalibus.

    Pars 3: De Scientia atque Voluntate Dei

    1 De Fine Huius Operis

    2 De Natura Analysis Metaphysicae

    3 De Comparationis Entis Aeterni et Temporalis

    4 Operatio Immanens et Contingens

    5 De Actione et Passione

    6 De Necessario et Contingente

    7 De Futuris Contingentibus

    8 De Transcendentia Divina

    9 Principia Prioritatis et Simultaneitatis

    10 De Scientia Dei

    11 De Diversis Radicibus Scientiae Mediae

    12 De Ordine

    13 De Bono et Fine

    14 De Malo

    15 De Divina Voluntate

    16 De Amore Divino

    17 De Causa Efficiente

    18 De Actione Divina

    19 De Divina Actione Sententiae Aliae

    20 Utrum Formale Peccati in Deum Reduci Possit

    21 De Voluntate Dei Antecedente

    22 Voluntatis Antecendentis Conceptiones Aliae

    23 Cur Deus Malum Culpae Permittat

    24 De Signis Rationis

    25 De Praedestinatione et Reprobatione

    26 Obiectiones

    27 Principiorum Summula

    Appendix 1

    Pars 4: Analysis Fidei

    1 Processus Logicus

    2 Processus Psychologicus

    3 Quid Sit Actus Intelligendi Reflexus

    4 Quod in Processu Fidei Psychologico Cardo Est Actus Intelligendi Reflexus

    5 Quantum Differunt Processus Logicus et Psychologicus

    6 Quid Sit Coactio Intellectus et Quid Rationalizatio

    7 Quid Sit Analysis Fidei

    8 Brevis Conspectus

    9 Motivum Fidei in Facto Fsse

    10 De Obiecto Formali Supernaturali

    11 Quod Qui Credit Sicut Oportet Obiectum Formale Supernaturale Attingit

    12 Quod Iterum Aliter Ponitur

    13 De Actibus Qui Proxime Fidem Antecedunt

    14 De Actibus Qui Remote Fidem Antecedunt

    15 De Gratia Conversionis ad Fidem

    16 De Proprietatibus Fidei

    17 De Necessitate Fidei

    18 De Necessitate Praeambulorum

    19 Circa Fidem in Haereticis, Diabolis, et Scientibus

    20 Circa Illud, ‘Recta Ratio Fidei Veritatem Demonstrat’

    Opiniones

    Pars 5: De Ratione Convenientiae: Methodus Theologica ad Finem Incarnationis Applicata

    1 Quid Sit Convenientia

    2 De Radice Convenientiae

    3 De Excellentia Ordinis/

    4 De Signis Rationis

    5 De Convenientia Incarnationis

    6 De Necessitate Incarnationis

    7 Circa Finem Incarnationis

    Pars 6: De Conscientia Christi

    Pars 7: De Gratia Sanctificante. Supplementum

    [1 Adlineamenta historica]

    [1.1] De gratia habituali. Initia

    [1.2] Nominales

    [1.3] Novatores saec. xvi

    [1.4] Modus procedendi

    [1.5] De notione iustitiae

    2 Positiva Sacrae Scripturae Doctrina

    [Thesis I:] Quos diligit Deus Pater (1) sicut Iesum Filium suum unigenitum diligit, (2) dono eos increato ipsius Spiritus sancti donat, ut (3) in novam vitam (4) renati (5) viva Christi membra efficiantur; quare (6) iusti, (7) Deo amici, (8) filii Dei adoptivi, et (9) haeredes secundum spem vitae aeternae, (10) consortium divinae naturae ineunt.

    3 Intelligentia Fidei

    3.1 Gratia Sanctificans: Problema

    [3.2] De Natura Gratiae Sanctificantis: Praenotamina

    [3.2.1] De causa Formali et Effectibus Formalibus

    [3.2.2] De Amore Divino

    [Theorema I:] Essentialiter et ideo pariter de tribus personis dicitur omnis amor divinus inquantum est principium effectivum.

    Corollarium: Omnis prorsus gratia, inquantum respicit amorem divinum ut principium effectivum, eo ipso respicit amorem non notionalem sed essentialem.

    [Theorema II:] Non omnia quae contingenter de divinis personis dicuntur, per appropriationem dicuntur.

    [3.2.3] De Fundamento Gratiae Ontologico

    [3.3] Secundum effectus formales et immanentes

    [3.4] Secundum effectus formales et transcendentales

    [3.5] Corollaria

    Appendix IIa