The Triune God: Systematics
University of Toronto Press, 1988 M01 1 - 823 pages
Buried for more than forty years in a Latin text written for seminarians at the Gregorian University in Rome, Bernard Lonergan's important work on systematic theology, De Deo Trino: Pars systematica, is presented here for the first time in a facing-page edition that includes the original Latin along with a precise English translation. De Deo Trino, or The Triune God, the second part of which is the pars systematica, continues a particular strand in trinitarian theology, namely, the tradition that appeals to a psychological analogy for understanding trinitarian processions and relations.
The psychological analogy dates back to St Augustine but was significantly developed by St Thomas Aquinas. Lonergan advances it to a new level of understanding by bringing to it his extensive exploration of cognitional theory and deliberative process. Suggestions for a further development of the analogy appear in Lonergan's late work, but these cannot be fully comprehended and implemented without the background provided in this volume. With this definitive translated edition, one of the masterpieces of systematic theology, will at last be available to contemporary scholars.
Buried for more than forty years in a Latin text written for seminarian students at the Gregorian University in Rome, Bernard Lonergan's 1964 masterpiece of systematic-theological writing, De Deo trino: Pars systematica, is only now being published in an edition that includes the original Latin along with an exact and literal translation. De Deo trino , or The Triune God, is the third great installment on one particular strand in trinitarian theology, namely, the tradition that appeals to a psychological analogy for understanding trinitarian processions and relations.
The analogy dates back to St Augustine but was significantly developed by St Thomas Aquinas. Lonergan advances it to a new level of sophistication by rooting it in his own highly nuanced cognitional theory and in his early position on decision and love. Suggestions for a further development of the analogy appear in Lonergan's late work, but these cannot be understood and implemented without working through this volume. This is truly one of the great masterpieces in the history of systematic theology, perhaps even the greatest of all time.
Bernard Lonergan (1904-1984), a professor of theology, taught at Regis College, Harvard University, and Boston College. An established author known for his Insight and Method in Theology, Lonergan received numerous honorary doctorates, was a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1971 and was named as an original members of the International Theological Commission by Pope Paul VI.
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De Fine Ordine Modo Dicendi
The Goal the Order and the Manner of Speaking
De Divinis Processionibus Analogice
An Analogical Conception of the Divine Processions
The divine processions which are processions according
Two and only two divine processions can be conceived through
Generation in the strict sense of the term is implied by the
Is our act of understanding different from our inner word?
The Words Action and Operation
Act of What Is Complete and Act of What Is Incomplete
To Receive Passion
Action poiesis jactio
Application to the Act of Understanding
Is the beloved in the lover constituted by love or produced
De Relationibus Divinis Realibus
The Real Divine Relations
Is it by a major or a minor conceptual distinction that the divine
De Divinis Personis In Se Consideratis
The Divine Persons Considered in Themselves
Quaenam sit ratio personae qua divinae
Quemadmodum persona se habeat ad incommunicabili
Dividuntur attributa Patris Filii et Spiritus Sancti
Relationes divinae reales personas divinas constituunt
Actus notionales sunt naturales conscii intellectuales
De Divinis Personis Inter Se Comparatis
The Divine Persons in Relation to One Another
Do the divine persons say to one another I and You?
The Father the Son and the Holy Spirit dwell within
Perfection has two formalities The ﬁrst is grounded upon act
De Divinis Missionibus
The Divine Missions
Is it by way of love that the divine persons are in the just and dwell in them?
Although the indwelling of the divine persons exists more in acts and is better known in acts still it is constituted through the state of grace
De Actu Intelligendi
The Act of Understanding
The Notion of Object
The Object of the Intellect as End and Term
The Object That Moves the Intellect
Passages in St Thomas on the Object as Mover
Various Meanings of Species
The Necessity for the Word
The Procession of Love
Ex Imagine Ad Exemplar Aeternum
From the Image to the Eternal Exemplar
Implications of the Analogy with Respect to God
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