The Trinity in History: A Theology of the Divine Missions, Volume 1: Missions and Processions

By Robert Doran

© 2012

The Trinity in History is the first volume in a new series by Robert M. Doran that uses the thought of Bernard Lonergan to develop a unified field structure for systematic work in theology. Building on his successful and thought-provoking Theology and the Dialectics of History and What Is Systematic Theology?, Doran works out a starting point for a contemporary theology of history and proposes a new application of the ‘psychological analogy’ for understanding the Christian doctrine of the Trinity.

Advancing the work of Lonergan, Augustine, and Thomas Aquinas, The Trinity in History also enters into conversation with contemporary philosophical emphases, especially with the mimetic theory of noted anthropological philosopher René Girard. Doran suggests several refinements of Lonergan’s notion of functional specialization – developing a perspective for including the data of various religious traditions in theological construction, and establishing this theory’s relevance for contemporary interreligious dialogue.

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  • Page Count: 544 pages
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Doran works out a starting point for a contemporary theology of history and proposes a new application of the ‘psychological analogy’ for understanding the Christian doctrine of the Trinity.

The Trinity in History: A Theology of the Divine Missions, Volume 1: Missions and Processions

By Robert Doran

© 2012

The Trinity in History is the first volume in a new series by Robert M. Doran that uses the thought of Bernard Lonergan to develop a unified field structure for systematic work in theology. Building on his successful and thought-provoking Theology and the Dialectics of History and What Is Systematic Theology?, Doran works out a starting point for a contemporary theology of history and proposes a new application of the ‘psychological analogy’ for understanding the Christian doctrine of the Trinity.

Advancing the work of Lonergan, Augustine, and Thomas Aquinas, The Trinity in History also enters into conversation with contemporary philosophical emphases, especially with the mimetic theory of noted anthropological philosopher René Girard. Doran suggests several refinements of Lonergan’s notion of functional specialization – developing a perspective for including the data of various religious traditions in theological construction, and establishing this theory’s relevance for contemporary interreligious dialogue.

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Product Details

  • Series: Lonergan Studies
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 544 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.5in x 1.3in x 9.6in
  • Reviews

    The Trinity in History is a book that will stand the test of time and continue to be valuable for theological researchers for generations to come. Bringing together a number of strands from his work over the past decade, Robert M. Doran provides a detailed exposition of aspects of Bernard Lonergan’s work and expands it into new and fruitful areas. Synthesizing these insights into the starting point for a new systematic theology, Doran proceeds with measured care to ensure that nothing is lost along the way.’

    Neil Ormerod, Professor of Theology, The Australian Catholic University

    The Trinity in History is an extremely important book, for despite the proliferation of Trinitarian theology, Lonergan’s voice in this discussion has not yet been fully heard. Building nicely on his previous work, Robert M. Doran guides us systematically through an expansive argument, integrating his appropriation and development of Lonergan’s thought with that of other important contemporary thinkers, most notably the groundbreaking work of Réne Girard. Attentive to our multi-religious context, he develops a theology of the Holy Spirit that deserves wide engagement.’

    Randall S. Rosenberg, Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet Endowed Chair in Catholic Thought, Fontbonne University
  • Author Information

    Robert M. Doran is the Emmett Doerr Professor in Catholic Systematic Theology at Marquette University.
  • Table of contents

    Introduction

    Part One: Constructing a New Catholic Systematic Theology: A Vision and an Invitation

    1 A Catholic Systematic Theology on the Level of Our Time

    2 The Immanent Constitution of Life in God

    3 Contingent Predication and the Divine Missions

    4 The Order of the Divine Missions

    5 Social Grace and the Mission of the Word

    6 Functional Specialties for a World Theology

    Part Two: Missions and Processions

    7 The Starting Point

    8 Autonomous Spiritual Processions

    9 The Dialectic of Desire

    10 Sacralization and Desacralization in History

    11 Lonergan’s Early Analogy

    12 Enriching the Context

    Index

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