Christ and History: The Christology of Bernard Lonergan from 1935 to 1982

By Frederick E. Crowe. S.J.

© 2015

Because of illness and age the Jesuit theologian and philosopher Bernard Lonergan never completed the systematic study on Christology, the doctrine concerning the person of Christ, that he had planned to write. Christ and History, written by his former student Frederick E. Crowe, is an attempt to rectify that loss by tracing the outline of Lonergan’s possible work on the subject.

Moving from the Jesuit philosopher’s early student work, through the fertile and productive years in which he wrote Insight and Method in Theology, to his final lectures on the topic, Crowe presents the evolution of Lonergan’s thinking on Christology in the context of the radical developments contained within his other theological writings. Written in the spirit of piety towards his revered teacher, Christ and History is an important analysis of these works and the Christology that they contain.

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  • Page Count: 280 pages
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Crowe presents the evolution of Lonergan’s thinking on Christology in the context of the radical developments contained within his other theological writings.

Christ and History: The Christology of Bernard Lonergan from 1935 to 1982

By Frederick E. Crowe. S.J.

© 2015

Because of illness and age the Jesuit theologian and philosopher Bernard Lonergan never completed the systematic study on Christology, the doctrine concerning the person of Christ, that he had planned to write. Christ and History, written by his former student Frederick E. Crowe, is an attempt to rectify that loss by tracing the outline of Lonergan’s possible work on the subject.

Moving from the Jesuit philosopher’s early student work, through the fertile and productive years in which he wrote Insight and Method in Theology, to his final lectures on the topic, Crowe presents the evolution of Lonergan’s thinking on Christology in the context of the radical developments contained within his other theological writings. Written in the spirit of piety towards his revered teacher, Christ and History is an important analysis of these works and the Christology that they contain.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Lonergan Studies
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.1in x 0.8in x 9.1in
  • Reviews

    "[Crowe] has devoted a lifetime, now well beyond the Psalmist’s threescore years and ten, to studying, editing, expounding and building on Lonergan’s work. Now he has crowned an already impressive list of publications with this book.”


    Charles Helfling
    Toronto Journal of Theology

    “An interesting and accessible overview of how Lonergan’s approach to Christology changed in the course of his intellectual pilgrimage.”


    Don Schweitzer
    Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses

    “Students of Lonergan will be the first to profit from the breadth of data and sure-footed interpretation that Crowe offers.”


    William P. Loewe
    Horizons: The Journal of the College Theology Society
  • 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

    Prologue: In Search of History

    Chapter 1: Lonergan's Religion, and His Theology

    Chapter 2: The Christology of 1935

    Chapter 3: Causality in Sacraments and Sacrifice

    Chapter 4: First Courses in Christology: 1948, 1952

    Chapter 5: First Courses at the Gregorian University

    Chapter 6: De Verbo incarnato

    Chapter 7: Critique of Scholasticism

    Chapter 8: Modernism, Dogma, Truth

    Chapter 9: 'De bono et malo'

    Chapter 10: 'Una Parola Nuova'

    Chapter 11: The New Christology, 1971-1975

    Chapter 12: Lonergan and History in General

    Chapter 13: Christ and History: 'Via receptionis'

    Chapter 14: Christ and Historical Causality: 'Via motionis'

    Chapter 15: History, Faith, and the New Fundamental Theology

    Chapter 16: Christianity and World Religions

    Epilogue: Beyond History to the Secret Counsels of God

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