This volume is the third and final collection of articles by the noted Lonergan expert Frederick E. Crowe. Comprised of twenty-eight papers written between 1961 and 2004, five of which have never before been published, Lonergan and the Level of Our Time is divided into two distinct sections. The first part focuses on Lonergan himself and on certain features of his writings by examining his use of analogy, the complex relationship between ethics and public policy, and the limits of our understanding. In the remaining fifteen essays, Crowe extends and employs Lonergan's philosophy, applying it to subjects such as the development of doctrine, the character of salvation, and the relationship of religious believing to critical thinking. Several papers are devoted expressly to rethinking our perspectives on the religious state of life, on moral judgments, and on life after death. The product of a lifetime of engagement with Bernard Lonergan's thought, Lonergan and the Level of Our Time is a major contribution to our understanding of his philosophy.
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.
Contents Dedication Editor's Introduction Frequently Cited Works Part One: Studies* A Theology for Our Time* Some Background Notes to Lonergan's Insight* Doctrines and Historicity in the Context of Lonergan'sMethod in Theology* Lonergan's Early Use of Analogy* Transcendental Deduction: A Lonerganian Meaning and Use* For a Phenomenology of Rational Consciousness* Objectivity versus Projection in Lonergan* Analogy of Proportion: A Favorite Lonergan Thought-Pattern* How to Get an Insight, and How Not to* Lonergan at the Edges of Understanding* The Puzzle of the Subject as Subject in Lonergan* Potentiality and the Real under Construction* Policy: Note on a Neglected Concept Part Two: Essays * Development of Doctrine: Aid or Barrier to Christian Unity? * Development of Doctrine * Salvation as Wholeness: Theological Background for anEcumenical Program * Dogma versus the Self-Correcting Process of Learning * The Power of the Scriptures: An Attempt at Analysis * Some Thoughts on Dreams and the IgnatianPreludes to Prayer * Rethinking the Religious State * Rethinking Moral Judgments * Rethinking God-with-us * Rethinking Eternal Life: Philosophical Notions * Rethinking Eternal Life: Theological Notions * Rethinking the Trinity: Taking Seriously the Homoousios * The 'World' from Anthony of Egypt to Vatican II * The Dynamics of Spirit-Body Communication * Is God Free to Create or Not Create? The Writings of Frederick E. Crowe Index