The Redemption: Volume 9
Thematically focused on the theology of redemption or what is called in theology "soteriology," each of the two sections of The Redemption addresses biblical literature and significant moments in the history of Christian theology, and especially the work of Anselm of Canterbury. The second part of the book presents a significant treatment of the problem of good and evil, and introduces the important category of cultural evil. Most significant from the standpoint of Lonergan's original contribution is the treatment accorded in both Part 1 and Part 2 to what he calls "the just and mysterious law of the cross." The treatment of biblical literature contains a valuable distinction between "redemption as end" and "redemption as medium." Beginning with theses 15-17 from Lonergan's Collected Works, The Incarnate Word, this volume also includes rare and never-before-published texts originally written in the late 1950s.
- Series: Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan
- World Rights
- Page Count: 720 pages
- Dimensions: 6.1in x 2.1in x 9.3in
"‘Redemption’ is a complex notion. It generally means bringing good out of evil. But what is evil? – and how does the existence of evil cohere with the goodness of God? How can we think about this? In The Redemption, Lonergan thoroughly examines the notion of redemption, its presence in the Scriptures and in the Christian tradition, in order to arrive at wonderful insights into the deepest nature of our Christian situation."
Richard Liddy, Professor of Religious Studies, Seton Hall University
"This volume is an indispensable addition to the Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan. A painstakingly accurate translation, The Redemption includes both the concluding theses from volume 8, the theses devoted to redemption, and offers also the text and translation of a substantial manuscript on the same topic that Lonergan never published. The volume represents a model of editorial research."
William P. Loewe, Associate Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology, Catholic University of America
Author InformationBernard 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.
Jeremy D. Wilkins is an associate professor of Systematic Theology and director of the Lonergan Research Institute at Regis College, University of Toronto.
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
Part One: Theses 15-17 of De Verbo Incarnato
Part Two: The Redemption: A Supplement
1 Good and Evil
2 The Justice of God
3 The Death and Resurrection of Christ
4 The Cross of Christ
5 The Satisfaction Made by Christ
6 [The Effects of the Redemption]
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