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Verbum: Word and Idea in Aquinas, Volume 2
Bernard Lonergan's theological writings have influenced religious scholars ever since the first publication in the 1940s of the series of five articles which make up Verbum: Word and Idea in Aquinas. These articles first appeared in Theological Studies and were subsequently republished in book form in 1967 under the present title. This volume contains a new preface by the ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 17th 1997 by University of Toronto Press
(first published June 1967)
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Lonergan, one of the premier Catholic philosophers and educators of the 20th century, creates a Gadamerian "fusion of horizons" in this study of an aspect of Thomas Aquinas' epistemology. Lonergan presents Thomistic realism as a third-way between materialism/empiricism and idealism. This deep study of Thomas' technical vocabulary somehow also serves as a window into modern philosophical problems. ...more
Fr. Bernard Joseph Frances Lonergan, SJ, CC (Ph.D., Theology, Gregorian University (Rome), 1939; B.A., University of London, 1930), was an ordained Roman Catholic priest of the Jesuit order. As an economist and philosopher-theologian in the Thomist tradition, he taught at Loyola College (Montreal) (now Concordia University), Regis College (now federated within the University of Toronto), the Ponti ...more