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9 edition of Lonergan"s hermeneutics found in the catalog.

Lonergan"s hermeneutics

its development and application

by Lonergan Hermeneutics Conference (1986 Concordia University)

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Published by Catholic University of America Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lonergan, Bernard J. F,
  • Hermeneutics -- History -- 20th century

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Sean E. McEvenue and Ben F. Meyer.
    ContributionsMcEvenue, Sean E., Meyer, Ben F., 1927-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBD241 .L74 1986
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 313 p. ;
    Number of Pages313
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2050737M
    ISBN 100813206707
    LC Control Number88028383

    Yet the principles are forever opposed. In the post-Insight Lonergan there is an obvious tendency to consider the most concrete aspects and the existential components of human reality. To ensure that this assessment is sufficiently grounded in theory, GEM requires an understanding of certain correlations between intentional acts and their objects. Here, in continuity with Insight, Lonergan sees the question of God as the final goal implicitly operative in our intentionality, which is the dynamism that makes us pass from pure experience to understanding, to judging rationally, to choosing responsibly. From a GEM perspective, the most radical differences result from the presence or absence of conversion. This intentionality operates in the theologian as in anyone else who asks questions for understanding, for judging, and for deciding, and who strives to find a satisfactory answer.

    GEM also explores the many ways these meanings and values are distorted, identifies the elements that contribute to recovery, and proposes a framework for collaboration among disciplines to overcome these distortions and promote better living together. THAT is the big challenge of the meaning of the second canon of hermeneutics in Insight Regarding things as they develop over time, there are two basic kinds of development, again based on the distinction between direct and inverse insights. Webb identified 18 different ways in which God dealt with his people moving against the current of popular cultural values. This does not mean that he deals with the specific problems that claimed the attention of theologians after the Council.

    By self-appropriation, one finds in one's own intelligence, reasonableness, and responsibility the foundation of every kind of inquiry and the basic pattern of operations undergirding methodical investigation in every field. Friendship, for example, has been compared to a garden that needs tending, but the analogy is misleading. This section was previously published in English as The Way to Nicea. The volume begins with a discussion of the method of systematic theology which seeks an imperfect but highly fruitful understanding of the mysteries of faith by means of analogies. Thus, it is a "family document" which is the highest point of Holy Traditiontaken with faith alongside the writings of the Fathersthe Liturgythe Iconsthe Lives of the Saintsand so on.


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Lonergans hermeneutics book

What counts are the language, the logic, and the conceptual systems that give a higher and more permanent control over action. Now questions display an immanent order and connection: first they aim at understanding, then at reflecting on whether the understanding reached is correct, and finally at promoting our dynamism from mere knowing into deciding and acting.

Potency covers all the possibilities latent in given realities to become intelligible elements of higher systems. Lonergan, "Redemption," in Collection, pp. Inerrancy - Since God is the principal Author of Sacred Scripture, it can be claimed to contain no error, no self-contradiction, nothing contrary to scientific or historical truth when the original authors intended historical or scientific truth to be portrayed.

In exchange, others pay us to make their bread, drive them to work, or care for their sick. Joseph Armenti, Villanova University Press,pp. In Method Lonergan proposes a division of theology into eight parts, called functional specializations.

In other words, how to put the history into theology? Or, under a different aspect, when we ask how the answers that satisfy our intelligence and rationality go beyond purely subjective satisfaction and enable us to know the universe of being.

By self-appropriation, one finds in one's own intelligence, reasonableness, and responsibility the foundation of every kind of inquiry and the basic pattern of operations undergirding methodical investigation in every field. Dialectical Intelligibility The foregoing genetic model of development gives a gross view of stages and a first approximation to actual development.

Method in Theology[ edit ] InLonergan published Method in Theology, which divides the discipline into eight "functional specialties. This analysis leads to an exact determination of the end products and the objects of our conscious intentional operations.

Since he wrote, there has arisen an array of disciplines with new problems that press upon the Catholic philosopher and especially the Catholic theologian.

New Hermeneutic: An Abandonment of Reason

In fact, one can say that in the work that has now appeared both his teaching and his research have reached their long-sought goal. This section was previously published in English as The Way to Nicea. Here the difficulty is the needed dominance of the standard model, a genetic and dialectic sequencing of meanings.

I would suggest - I suggested it already in Process chapter 4 - that there is need for a neutral terminology It is to recognize the total and unquestionable meaning of all reality and, in the first place, of human existence.

Certainly, there must be spiritual discernment in knowing how to use those resources, but at least theoretically, anything can be used to come to know the truth better as it is revealed in Holy Writ. The academic situation of being on a large faculty allowed him to concentrate for a dozen years on two dogmatic treatises: the De Deo Trino and the De Verbo Incarnato, and to probe them deeply.

Thomas Aquinas as a genuine achievement of the Christian community and as an element of continuity in a doctrine that is essentially traditional.

So, instead of a deductive, three-step division of moral process, GEM expects moral reflection to spiral forward inductively, assessing new situations with new selves at every turn.The Theology Notebook – Bibliology and Hermeneutics Copyright ©The Theology Program.

All rights reserved. Bibliology and Hermeneutics. Biblical hermeneutics is the study of the principles of interpretation concerning the books of The Bible. It is part of the broader field of hermeneutics which involves the study of principles for the text and includes all forms of communication: verbal and non-verbal.

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Bernard Lonergan (1904

Bernard J.F. Lonergan, SJ, CC (17 December – 26 November ) was a Canadian Jesuit priest, philosopher, and theologian widely regarded as one of the most important Catholic thinkers of the twentieth century. Lonergan's works include Insight: A Study of Human Understanding () and Method in Theology.

"The new challenge came from the Geisteswissenschaften, from the problems of hermeneutics and critical history, from the need of integrating nineteenth-century achievement in this field with the teachings of the Catholic religion and Catholic theology" (Second Collection, ).

In other words, how to put the history into theology? Hermeneutics and Method Book Description: Using the Thomist notion of wisdom as a key for interpretation, Coelho traces the flowering of the universal viewpoint into a mature theological method?

one that holds out the hope of an effective transcultural mediation of meanings and values. Essays on Biblical Interpretation return to religion-online Essays on Biblical Interpretation by Paul Ricoeur Paul Ricoeur was Professor of Philosophy and Theology in the Faculty of Arts at Paris-Nanterre, then was the successor to Paul Tillich at the University of Chicago.

This book was published in by Fortress Press. It was prepared for.