Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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Contents

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p. vii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

I am indebted to so many people who have contributed in one way or another to this book either in its development, its subject matter or in my personal or professional development. Just as one's work is never one's own, one's person is never one's own work. I must begin by thanking...

Abbreviations for Works by Lonergan

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p. xi

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Introduction

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pp. 1-8

Bernard Lonergan (1904-1984) is a thinker many should read but never manage to do so. That he wrote large technical books is doubtless a factor. Scholars are industrious people. If they are going to labor over a work filled with technicalities, it better be...

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Chapter One The Kehre of Philosophy of God, and Theology

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pp. 9-22

Like every good philosopher Lonergan never tires of exploiting the meaning of terms for his own purposes, to be his "ittle self" as he once remarked (PRP:126). The term "philosophy...

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Chapter Two The Philosophical Aspect of the Concept of Experience

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pp. 23-60

Up to now I have been analyzing religious experience in Lonerg "philosophy of God in a general way, providing the necessary background for understanding the shift he effects in the early 1970s. Among our more important finds is what that shift does not...

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Chapter Three Religious Experience, Reflection, and Philosophy of God

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pp. 61-100

In chapter 1, we encountered a tension in Lonergan that would finally give way to a reorientation in his thinking about religious experience. The orientation is one regarding the fundamental role in philosophical questions about the existence of God. I developed...

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Chapter 4 From Philosophy of God to Philosophy of Religion

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pp. 101-146

The verdict about Lonergan's attitude toward his early philosophy of God has to be mixed. The situation is yet again complex. Whatever may be said about it, it is relatively clear that he never thought his 1970s reorientation rendered superfluous the engaging of...

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Conclusion

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pp. 147-150

We have given form to elements of a structure that may be described as Lonergan's philosophy of religion. Complications quickly arose as our task slowly developed...

Notes

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pp. 151-178

Bibliography

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pp. 179-192

Index

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pp. 193-200