The Trinity in History: A Theology of the Divine Missions - Missions and Processions

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University of Toronto Press, 2012 - Religion - 425 pages
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The Trinity in History is the first volume in a new series by Robert M. Doran that uses the thought of Bernard Lonergan to develop a unified field structure for systematic work in theology. Building on his successful and thought-provoking Theology and the Dialectics of History and What Is Systematic Theology?, Doran works out a starting point for a contemporary theology of history and proposes a new application of the 'psychological analogy' for understanding the Christian doctrine of the Trinity.

Advancing the work of Lonergan, Augustine, and Thomas Aquinas, The Trinity in History also enters into conversation with contemporary philosophical emphases, especially with the mimetic theory of noted anthropological philosopher Ren Girard. Doran suggests several refinements of Lonergan's notion of functional specialization - developing a perspective for including the data of various religious traditions in theological construction, and establishing this theory's relevance for contemporary interreligious dialogue.

 

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Contents

Functional Specialties for a World Theology The Methodological Meaning of System Nine Functional or Operational Specialties Expanding the Re...
A Catholic Systematic Theology on the Level of Our Time Interiority History and Religion The DogmaticTheological Context The Role of History
Its Significance
Autonomous Spiritual Processions
The Dialectic of Desire
Sacralization and Desacralization in History
Per Modum Operati and Theological Understanding The Hypothesis The Only Hypothesis? Two Processions Terminology Lonergans Argument f...
Enriching the Context
Index
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Robert M. Doran is the Emmett Doerr Chair in Systematic Theology in the Department of Theology at Marquette University and the General Editor of the Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan.

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