Overview and critical survey of the main elements of Bernard Lonergan’s thought emphasizing his contribution as a significant Canadian thinker and the Thomistic and Ignatian context of his thought. We will emphasize Lonergan’s philosophy of intentional consciousness, its basis for philosophical and theological method, the application of his method to select topics in systematic theology, to social development, and post-humus developments of his thought.
Course Learning Objectives
-become familiar with the basic ideas of a famous Canadian thinker
-improve interpersonal dialogical engagement with other class participants
-express theoretical concepts in written form and articulate the understanding with Examples
-application of theoretical concepts to personal relations and self-awareness
– reflect introspectively on material as applies to oneself and one’s world
-Engage in primary sources of a major thinker
-critical evaluation of sources
-write substantial critical papers on themes pertaining to course
-identify and distinguish various disciplines within the theological endeavor
-articulate the relationship between technical theological language and concrete praxis
-Increased understanding between relationship between philosophy and theology
– Increased understanding between theory and praxis ‘Good theory is practical’
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