Lonergan and the Level of Our Time

by Frederick E. Crowe
Edited by Michael Vertin

© 2010

This volume is the third and final collection of articles by the noted Lonergan expert Frederick E. Crowe. Comprised of twenty-eight papers written between 1961 and 2004, five of which have never before been published, Lonergan and the Level of Our Time is divided into two distinct sections.

The first part focuses on Lonergan himself and on certain features of his writings by examining his use of analogy, the complex relationship between ethics and public policy, and the limits of our understanding. In the remaining fifteen essays, Crowe extends and employs Lonergan's philosophy, applying it to subjects such as the development of doctrine, the character of salvation, and the relationship of religious believing to critical thinking. Several papers are devoted expressly to rethinking our perspectives on the religious state of life, on moral judgments, and on life after death. The product of a lifetime of engagement with Bernard Lonergan's thought, Lonergan and the Level of Our Time is a major contribution to our understanding of his philosophy.

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The product of a lifetime of engagement with Bernard Lonergan's thought, Lonergan and the Level of Our Time is a major contribution to our understanding of his philosophy.

Lonergan and the Level of Our Time

by Frederick E. Crowe
Edited by Michael Vertin

© 2010

This volume is the third and final collection of articles by the noted Lonergan expert Frederick E. Crowe. Comprised of twenty-eight papers written between 1961 and 2004, five of which have never before been published, Lonergan and the Level of Our Time is divided into two distinct sections.

The first part focuses on Lonergan himself and on certain features of his writings by examining his use of analogy, the complex relationship between ethics and public policy, and the limits of our understanding. In the remaining fifteen essays, Crowe extends and employs Lonergan's philosophy, applying it to subjects such as the development of doctrine, the character of salvation, and the relationship of religious believing to critical thinking. Several papers are devoted expressly to rethinking our perspectives on the religious state of life, on moral judgments, and on life after death. The product of a lifetime of engagement with Bernard Lonergan's thought, Lonergan and the Level of Our Time is a major contribution to our understanding of his philosophy.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.6in x 9.3in
  • Reviews

    'Lonergan and the Level of Our Time reveals the astute theological thinking of Frederick Crowe, scholarly writing that indeed reaches to the "level of our time." Crowe's extraordinary gift for a clear and simple writing style serve the cause of explicating Lonergan's ideas and advancing the work of scholars, students, and aficionados. He provides the long view, a perspective from which he is able to pick up important themes that have emerged chronologically in Lonergan's work and relate them to issues today.'
    Cynthia Crysdale, School of Theology, The University of the South
  • 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.

  • Table of contents

    Contents

    Dedication
    Editor's Introduction
    Frequently Cited Works
    Part One: Studies

    1. A Theology for Our Time
    2. Some Background Notes to Lonergan's Insight
    3. Doctrines and Historicity in the Context of Lonergan'sMethod in Theology
    4. Lonergan's Early Use of Analogy
    5. Transcendental Deduction: A Lonerganian Meaning and Use
    6. For a Phenomenology of Rational Consciousness
    7. Objectivity versus Projection in Lonergan
    8. Analogy of Proportion: A Favorite Lonergan Thought-Pattern
    9. How to Get an Insight, and How Not to
    10. Lonergan at the Edges of Understanding
    11. The Puzzle of the Subject as Subject in Lonergan
    12. Potentiality and the Real under Construction
    13. Policy: Note on a Neglected Concept
    Part Two: Essays
    1. Development of Doctrine: Aid or Barrier to Christian Unity?
    2. Development of Doctrine
    3. Salvation as Wholeness: Theological Background for anEcumenical Program
    4. Dogma versus the Self-Correcting Process of Learning
    5. The Power of the Scriptures: An Attempt at Analysis
    6. Some Thoughts on Dreams and the IgnatianPreludes to Prayer
    7. Rethinking the Religious State
    8. Rethinking Moral Judgments
    9. Rethinking God-with-us
    10. Rethinking Eternal Life: Philosophical Notions
    11. Rethinking Eternal Life: Theological Notions
    12. Rethinking the Trinity: Taking Seriously the Homoousios
    13. The 'World' from Anthony of Egypt to Vatican II
    14. The Dynamics of Spirit-Body Communication
    15. Is God Free to Create or Not Create?
    The Writings of Frederick E. Crowe
    Index

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