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Bernard J.F. Lonergan’s Method in Theology

Fil 110 Bernard J.F. Lonergan’s Method in Theology

Class hours: 21

Credits (ECTS): 3

LM-OT Specialization in Theology

Year: 2nd

Term: 2nd

Course held in Italian

In the previous course (FIL 109) the student was invited to undergo a process of self-appropriation to discover a transcendental method imminent within human cognitional structure. In Method in Theology, transcendental method is extended to incorporate religious experience and in a particular way the Christian faith. As a consequence of this method, theology can be subdivided into eight functional specialities: research, interpretation, history, dialectic, foundations, doctrine, systematics, communications. The objective if this course is to discover together Lonergan’s method in theology and help each student to:

  1. develop a critical method for his or her academic life;
  2. grasp a Trinitarian method implicit in Method in Theology;
  3. to learn how to give a professional presentation.

Bibliographical references:

  • LONERGAN B.J.F., Il metodo in teologia, Città Nuova 2001.
  • ID., Insight. Uno studio del comprendere umano, Roma 2007.
  • ID., Dimensions of Meaning (si trova nel Collection 1), London 1968.
  • CROWE F.E., Bernard J.F. Lonergan. Progresso e tappe del suo pensiero, Roma 1995.
  • ID., Christ and History, Novalis 2005.
  • MEYNELL H.A., Bernard Lonergan, Cinisello Balsamo (MI) 1994
  • ID., An Introduction to the Philosophy of Bernard Lonergan, London 1976.
  • FITZPATRICK J., Bernard Lonergan. Educationist and philosopher, Boston 2002.
  • FINAMORE R. (Ed.), LONERGAN. Realismo e metodo. La riflessione epistemologica di Bernard Lonergan, Roma 2014.
  • DORAN R., What is Systematic Theology, Toronto 2005.
  • GILBERT P. – S., NATALINO (Edd.), Il teologo e la storia. Lonergan’s centenary (1904-2004), Roma 2006.
  • MORAN J., Fedeltà Creativa, Città Nuova 2017.

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