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.
About the author
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.
“Students of Lonergan will be the first to profit from the breadth of data and sure-footed interpretation that Crowe offers.”
Horizons: The Journal of the College Theology Society
"[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.”
Toronto Journal of Theology
“An interesting and accessible overview of how Lonergan’s approach to Christology changed in the course of his intellectual pilgrimage.”
Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses
Other titles by Frederick E. Crowe
Developing the Lonergan Legacy
Historical, Theoretical, and Existential Issues
Lonergan and the Level of Our Time
Appropriating the Lonergan Idea
The Ontological and Psychological Constitution of Christ
Grace and Freedom
Operative Grace in the Thought of St.Thomas Aquinas, Volume 1
Word and Idea in Aquinas, Volume 2
Philosophical and Theological Papers, 1958-1964