An Introduction to the Philosophy of Bernard Lonergan


Author: Hugo A. Meynell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349212105
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
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This is an introduction to the philosophy of a Christian thinker of the 20th century. The author pursues his thesis through mathematics, empirical science, common sense, depth psychology and social theory, into metaphysics, ethics and natural theology.

What is Lonergan Up to in "Insight"?

A Primer
Author: Terry J. Tekippe
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814684254
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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Many consider Bernard Lonergan the outstanding Catholic philosopher of the twentieth century, and his Insight: A Study in Human Understanding (1957) is a brilliant but difficult work that has challenged innumerable readers.What Is Lonergan Up to in Insight? is an accessible introduction to the leading ideas of Lonergan's massive and major achievement in which he focuses on the dynamics of scientific method. Using Plato's Myth of the Cave as the guiding metaphor, Father Tekippe, who studied under Lonergan, introduces readers to the main ideas of Lonergan's magnum opus. He does not comment, summarize, nor substitute for Insight, but instead communicates faithfully Lonergan's own leading inspirations. Having studied Lonergan for thirty years, Father Tekippe brings the reader into the intricacies of the inner mind. Chapters relate the more abstract theological questions: Knowing and Morality," "Being: The Object of the Pure Desire to Know," "The Idea of God," "The Existence of God," "Reflective Insight," and "Question, Inquiry, and the Heuristic," as well as the practical, everyday inquiries: "Insight in Common Palance," "Insight in Sports," "Insight and the Detective Story," "Insight in Jokes," and "Great Insights in Science." Undergraduate and graduate students, those in catechetical and ministry schools, and al those interested in Lonergan's theology will appreciate this introduction to one of the most respected and influential works of our time. Terry J. Tekippe is a priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. He studied under Lonergan at the Gregorian University in Rome and has been a Lonergan Fellow at Boston College. He wrote a dissertation on Lonergan in theology (Fordham University) and in philosophy (Tulane University). He has edited the Lonergan Studies Newsletter and Papal Infallibility: An Application of Lonergan's Theological Method (1983). He published Lonergan and Thomas on the Will: An Essay in Interpretation (1993), and his Theology: Love's Question (1991) is an adaption of Lonergan's theological method for beginners. "

The Thomist Tradition


Author: Brian J. Shanley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401599165
Category: Philosophy
Page: 240
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This volume provides the first comprehensive treatment of the central topics in the contemporary philosophy of religion from a Thomist point of view. It focuses on central themes, including religious knowledge, language, science, evil, morality, human nature, God and religious diversity. It should prove valuable to students and faculty in philosophy of religion and theology, who are looking for an introduction to the Thomist tradition.

The theology of Bernard Lonergan


Author: Hugo Anthony Meynell,Bernard J. F. Lonergan
Publisher: An American Academy of Religion Book
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 139
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Hugo Meynell offers a clear, straightforward overview and analysis of Bernard Lonergan's efforts to articulate and reassess Christian doctrines in light of modern science and philosophy. In the course of his study, Meynell provides both an introduction to the key writings of Lonergan (including yet untranslated works in Latin) and a specific analysis of Lonergan's views on theological method, epistemology, Christology, and the Doctrine of the Trinity.

Philosophy

The Quest for Truth and Meaning
Author: Andrew Beards
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814654743
Category: Philosophy
Page: 142
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Philosophy begins, Aristotle said, with wonder; it addresses the great questions of life. This process of self-discovery through philosophy leads one to ask questions not only about human existence but also about God. In Philosophy: The Quest for Truth and Meaning,Andrew Beards introduces readers to some key philosophical ideas 'the mind's ability to know truth and reality, metaphysics, ethics, and questioning life's ultimate purpose 'in order to guide them in philosophical reflection. By examining the development of philosophy, Beards demonstrates and makes a case for the interplay of faith and reason. Andrew Beards, PhD, is reader in philosophy and director of the distance-learning B.A. Philosophy and the Catholic Tradition program at Maryvale Institute, an international institute for philosophy and theology based in Birmingham, UK.

Bernard Lonergan's Philosophy of Religion

From Philosophy of God to Philosophy of Religious Studies
Author: Jim Kanaris
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791488144
Category: Religion
Page: 212
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Explicates the philosophy of religion emerging from the work of Bernard Lonergan, the esteemed theologian who reinvigorated Catholic thought in the twentieth century.

Method in Metaphysics

Lonergan and the Future of Analytical Philosophy
Author: Andrew Beards
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802097529
Category: Philosophy
Page: 383
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Andrew Beards shows how Lonergan's philosophy can help to clarify not only particular issues in current debates but also the larger question of a basic method.

Insight

A Study of Human Understanding
Author: Bernard Lonergan
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442690445
Category: Philosophy
Page: 875
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Insight is Bernard Lonergan's masterwork. It aim is nothing less than insight into insight itself, a comprehensive view of knowledge and understanding, and to state what one needs to understand and how one proceeds to understand it. In Lonergan's own words: 'Thoroughly understand what it is to understand, and not only will you understand the broad lines of all there is to be understood but also you will possess a fixed base, and invariant pattern, opening upon all further developments of understanding.' The editors of the Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan have established the definitive text for Insight after examining all the variant forms in Lonergan's manuscripts and papers. The volume includes introductory material and annotation to enable the reader to appreciate more fully this challenging work. Bernard 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 members of the International Theological Commission by Pope Paul VI.

Explorations in Contemporary Continental Philosophy of Religion


Author: Deane-Peter Baker,Patrick Maxwell
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042009950
Category: Religion
Page: 219
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This book is an exploration of the content and dimensions of contemporary Continental philosophy of religion. It is also a showcase of the work of some of the philosophers who are, by their scholarship, filling out the meaning of the term Continental philosophy of religion.

The Lonergan Reader


Author: Bernard J. F. Lonergan
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802076489
Category: Philosophy
Page: 624
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In order to make Lonergan's unique contribution to philosophy and theology accessible to students and teachers, the editors of The Lonergan Reader have brought together in a single volume selections that represent the depth and breadth of his thought.

Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan: Insight


Author: Bernard J. F. Lonergan
Publisher: University of Toronto Press for Lonergan Research Institute of Regis College
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 875
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entirety to contemporary readers." --Book Jacket.

Early Works on Theological Method 1


Author: Bernard J. F. Lonergan
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442640863
Category: Philosophy
Page: 690
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Volumes 22 and 23 in the Collected Works document many of Bernard Lonergan's lectures and seminars on theological method, and in so doing trace the evolution of his thought between the publication of Insight and the completion of Method in Theology. Volume 22 contains a record of his English lectures on method delivered at institutes in 1962 (Regis College, Toronto), in 1964 (Georgetown University), and in 1968 (Boston College), while volume 23 is devoted to his Latin courses on method offered at the Gregorian University between 1958 and 1962. This is the most `interactive' volume in the series published to date. Additional digital text and audio source materials are available online at www.bernardlonergan.com. The present volume, even when read on its own, sketches an outline of the development of Lonergan's ideas on such key notions as horizon, conversion, and meaning, as well as the movement from the division of theology into positive, dogmatic, and systematic (parts 1 and 2), to the division in terms of operational or functional specialization (part 3). Together these materials further our understanding of critical theological concepts and their emergence within an important and complex period in Lonergan's development.

The Ethics of Discernment

Lonergan's Foundations for Ethics
Author: Patrick H. Byrne
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442632860
Category: Philosophy
Page: 509
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In The Ethics of Discernment, Patrick H. Byrne presents an approach to ethics that builds upon the cognitional theory and the philosophical method of self-appropriation that Bernard Lonergan introduced in his book Insight, as well as upon Lonergan's later writing on ethics and values. Extending Lonergan's method into the realm of ethics, Byrne argues that we can use self-appropriation to come to objective judgements of value. The Ethics of Discernment is an introspective analysis of that process, in which sustained ethical inquiry and attentiveness to feelings as "intentions of value" leads to a rich conception of the good. Written both for those with an interest in Lonergan's philosophy and for those interested in theories of ethics who have only a limited knowledge of Lonergan's work, Byrne's book is the first detailed exposition of an ethical theory based on Lonergan's philosophical method.

Understanding and Being

The Halifax Lectures on Insight
Author: Bernard J. F. Lonergan,Frederick E. Crowe,Lonergan Research Institute
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802039897
Category: Philosophy
Page: 467
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entirety to contemporary readers." --Book Jacket.

Canon 17 CIC 1983 and the Hermeneutical Principles of Bernard Lonergan


Author: Phillip J. Brown
Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
ISBN: 9788876528170
Category: Religion
Page: 435
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Canon 17 Cic 1983 suggests an hermeneutical approach to the interpretation of ecclesiastical laws.The author presents a concise summary of traditional canonical interpretative doctrine, new theories of interpretation elaborated during what he calls the intercodal period (between announcement in 1959 that the 1917 Codex Iuris Canonici would be completely revised and the promulgation of CIC 1983), and commentaries on interpretative doctrine and c. 17 since promulgation of the new Code, as background for a consideration of the hermeneutical principles of Bernard Lonergan and their potential usefulness in the interpretation of canon 17 itself.

Guides for the Journey

John Macmurray, Bernard Lonergan, James Fowler
Author: David G. Creamer
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761801825
Category: Philosophy
Page: 222
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Guides for the Journey is an introduction to the lives and thoughts of three significant thinkers: John Macmurray, Bernard Lonergan, and James Fowler. The book shows how their work is helpful in interpreting our lives and the world in which we live. Written for the introductory student or reader, this book makes Macmurray, Lonergan, and Fowler's work more accessible and is the first book to actually compare the thought of the three. Throughout the book, quotations from their writings help the reader to absorb and appreciate the texture and meaning of their work. Readers are not presumed to be familiar with philosophy or the meaning of technical terms used. An index and a glossary of names and key terms provide easy reference tools. Endnotes and a bibliography will stimulate further reading on the subject. Guides for the Journey is highly appropriate for university courses in religion as well as religious workshops and lectures. Contents: List of Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Endnotes; John Macmurray (1891-1976); Endnotes; Macmurray's Characterization of the Personal Life; Endnotes; Bernard Lonergan; Endnotes; Lonergan's Understanding of Understanding; Endnotes; James Fowler (b.1940); Endnotes; Fowler's Faith Development Theory; Endnotes; A Summing Up; Endnotes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

Transforming Conflict through Insight


Author: Kenneth R Melchin,Cheryl A. Picard
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442691352
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
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Examining the difficulties of conflict resolution, Transforming Conflict through Insight demonstrates how applying Bernard Lonergan's philosophy of insight to mediation can lead to more productive and constructive negotiations. Kenneth R. Melchin and Cheryl A. Picard provide both an overview of conflict research and an introduction to Lonergan's "insight theory," offering an outstanding piece of ethical philosophy and a useful method of mediation. Introducing readers to a method of self-discovery, the different kinds of operations involved in learning, and the role of feelings and values in shaping interactions with others in conflict, this volume also includes the practical experience of mediators who detail strategies of insight mediation for working creatively through conflict. Attending to the important role played by transformative learning in navigating conflicts, the authors show how insights and learning can move people past obstacles caused by feelings of threat. Informative, compassionate, and convincing, Transforming Conflict through Insight is a welcome resource for working to resolve difficulties in an ethical and educational manner.