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Early Works on Theological Method 3

Early Works on Theological Method 3

translated by Michael G. Shields
Robert M. Doran
H. Daniel Monsour
Copyright Date: 2013
Pages: 216
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    Early Works on Theological Method 3
    Book Description:

    Continuing where Volume 23 left off, Volume 24 of the Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan traces the background to Lonergan's notion of functional specialization as it emerges in his Latin courses and seminars on method.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-6535-4
    Subjects: Religion, Philosophy

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. General Editors’ Preface
    (pp. vii-2)
  4. 1 The Method of Theology Spring 1963: Editorial Reconstruction
    (pp. 3-86)

    Does there exist a method of theology? It would seem perhaps that there does not, since theology is not one science but a combination or mixture of sciences, and so there cannot be one method. There must be a combination or mixture of methods. Theology today is a combination of (1) literary-historical studies of the scriptures, the councils, papal documents, the Fathers, the medieval, modern, and contemporary theologians, the liturgy, Christian art, the sociology of religion; and (2) philosophical, psychological, phenomenological, and social studies. Again, according to some there is the faith which believes, and there are the mixed conclusions...

  5. 2 The Method of Theology Fall and Winter 1963–64: Editorial Reconstruction
    (pp. 87-159)

    Theology is about God and all things in relation to God. The method of theology is about theology and only indirectly about God

    Why is there a question about method? The answer will take us to an investigation of what theology was like in an earlier period and to a statement about what the more manifest exigencies are today.

    Aggiornamentoprovides us with three extrinsic reasons for a concern with method: historical consciousness, a new scientific ideal, and a new philosophical foundation.

    First, then, historical consciousness. There are many diverse elements that have come together to give us historical consciousness....

  6. 3 De Notione Structurae
    (pp. 160-188)

    Reverendissimi professores, carissimi in Christo fratres:

    Quam maxime non solum me delectat, sed etiam me honorat praesens occasio. Non enim qualiscumque est locus, neque qualecumque est tempus. Non qualiscumque est locus, cum Aloisianum ubique cognoscatur – ‘in fines orbis terrae exivit sonus eius’² – tum propter conventus philosophorum eximiorum qui singulis annis huc veniunt, hic disputant, hic dissertationes prelo mandant, tum propter magnum illud inceptum, quod media mechanica et electronica ad opera Sancti Thomae plenius accuratiusque scrutanda adhibet atque indices nova ratione compilatos praeparat.³ Non qualiscumque est locus, neque qualecumque est tempus, cum diem festum agamus S. Thomae Aquinatis studiorum...

  7. Index
    (pp. 189-201)