Bernard Lonergan: Christianity’s Response to a Secular Age

Regis College at the University of Toronto
Includes Free Study Guide

Bernard Lonergan: Christianity’s Response to a Secular Age

Regis College at the University of Toronto
Includes Free Study Guide

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How should you, as a Christian, engage with and respond to the world?

Participate in this powerful humanitarian project—simultaneously human, cosmic, and religious—inspired by Bernard Lonergan.

Few Catholic thinkers have brought such an array of intellectual, scientific, spiritual, and religious resources to bear on faith and society as Bernard Lonergan (1904-1984). A Canadian Jesuit philosopher and theologian, Lonergan worked to integrate faith with the promotion of justice.

From a similarly varied collection of perspectives, this 12-lecture audio course introduces you to the

Audio Sample:

How should you, as a Christian, engage with and respond to the world?

Participate in this powerful humanitarian project—simultaneously human, cosmic, and religious—inspired by Bernard Lonergan.

Few Catholic thinkers have brought such an array of intellectual, scientific, spiritual, and religious resources to bear on faith and society as Bernard Lonergan (1904-1984). A Canadian Jesuit philosopher and theologian, Lonergan worked to integrate faith with the promotion of justice.

From a similarly varied collection of perspectives, this 12-lecture audio course introduces you to the breadth of Lonergan’s thought. You will focus on his method of better knowing yourself through your web of natural, social, and religious “ecologies.”

Leading Lonergan expert Dr. Gordon Rixon helps you arrive at abiding truths through personal discovery, critical reflection, and introspection. In the process, you’ll run the gamut of natural, human, and theological sciences, contemplating such topics as:

  • the artwork of Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, and Käthe Kollwitz;

  • the physiology and spirituality of breathing;

  • the metaphysics of knowledge as explained by St. Thomas Aquinas;

  • the social impact of climate change;

  • the mystery of the Incarnation as defined by the Council of Chalcedon; and

  • the joy of contemporary evangelization as described in Pope Francis’s Evangelii Gaudium.

You’ll walk away with a transformed understanding of Lonergan’s legacy and significance, emboldened by a religious faith that acknowledges scientific inquiry while recognizing the beauty of the beguiling unknown.

Learn about downloadable programs.

$119.95

  • Who is Bernard Lonergan? Part I
  • Who is Bernard Lonergan? Part II
  • Entering the Microcosm of Lonergan’s Thought
  • Retrieving Lonergan’s Sources in the Tradition: St. Augustine of Hippo
  • Retrieving Lonergan’s Sources in the Tradition: St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Insight: Crossing the Bridge from Metaphysical Analysis to Intentionality Analysis
  • Insight: Exercising the Cognitional Core: Developing Four Methodologies
  • Insight: The Collaboration of Four Methodologies: An Example and a Question
  • Method in Theology: Three Precursors and Three Background Notions
  • Method in Theology: Listening to the Tradition
  • Method in Theology: Speaking within the Tradition
  • Integrating a Faith that Does Justice and Appreciates Beauty: Future Directions

 

 

Gordon Rixon, S.J., is an expert on Bernard Lonergan’s theology. He is currently a faculty member at Regis College, the University of Toronto, where he served as dean from 2005 to 2014. Before joining the faculty in 1996, he worked on the program staff at the Jesuit Center for Social Faith and Justice in Toronto. He holds a doctorate in theology from Boston College as well as a Master of Divinity and Licentiate in Theology from Regis College. Dr. Rixon has published his research on the spiritual context of Lonergan’s theology and its contribution to social reconciliation in a variety of international academic journals, including Theological Studies, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Gregorianum, University of Toronto Quarterly, The Heythrop Journal, and Toronto Journal of Theology.

In addition to serving on the Regis faculty, Dr. Rixon is an appointed Research Scholar at the Lonergan Research Institute and a past member of the Institute’s Board of Directors. He also serves as a trustee for the literary estate of Bernard Lonergan. Dr. Rixon has been a Senior Resident at Massey College at the University of Toronto and a Scholar in Residence at the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. From 2001 to 2015, Dr. Rixon served on the Board of Directors of Covenant House, Toronto and represented the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on the Churches’ Council on Theological Education. Dr. Rixon complements his academic work by preaching regularly in local parishes and offering educational seminars in his community. 

Praise for Gordon Rixon

“Gordon Rixon has spent a busy academic life in ‘conversation’ with Bernard Lonergan's voluminous writings; he knows them as well as anyone. He is also a widely read man in matters of philosophy and culture in our age. Indeed I am always amazed to hear what he is reading next. Moreover his is a profoundly gentle as well as penetrating spirit. Put it all together and I can think of no one better placed to show what Bernard Lonergan has to offer the community of believers in its struggle to live faithfully in a secular age.”
– Robert Sweetman, H. Evan Runner Chair in the History of Philosophy at Institute for Christian Studies

 

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