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Religion Systematic

Early Works on Theological Method 2

Volume 23

by (author) Bernard Lonergan

edited by Robert Doran & H. Daniel Monsour

translated by Michael Shields

University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
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Apr 2013
Systematic, Philosophy, Religious
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This volume is the first of two that treat Bernard Lonergan’s courses on method at the Gregorian University in Rome between 1959 and 1963. An earlier volume (22), Early Works on Theological Method 1, contains a record of the institutes on method that Lonergan conducted in North America between 1962 and 1968. This volume is presented with the original Latin and an English translation on facing pages.

Among the documents featured in Volume 23 are two complete texts written or approved by Lonergan: “Understanding and Method” (1959) and “The Method of Theology” (1962). Also included are Lonergan’s own text of a portion of the 1959 course “System and Method,” as well as editorial reports on the remainder of that course and on the 1961 revised course on “Understanding and Method.” Finally, the book contains an appendix with short materials found in the Lonergan archives relevant to the 1962 course “The Method of Theology.”

About the authors

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 member of the International Theological Commission by Pope Paul VI.

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Robert M. Doran is the Emmett Doerr Chair in Systematic Theology and a professor in the Department of Theology at Marquette University. He is the general editor of the Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan.

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H. Daniel Monsour is an associate editor of the Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan and holds a PhD in theology from the University of Toronto.

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Michael G. Shields is the librarian at the Lonergan Research Institute, Regis College, University of Toronto, and translator of several volumes in the Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan.

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