The Relevance of Bernard Lonergan's Notion of Self-Appropriation to a Mystical-Political Theology

The Relevance of Bernard Lonergan's Notion of Self-Appropriation to a Mystical-Political Theology

by Ian B. Bell
     
 

In The Relevance of Bernard Lonergan’s Notion of Self-Appropriation to a Mystical-Political Theology, Ian Bell takes on the issue of the separation of the interior and exterior lives that has come to dominate mystical theology over the years. The mystical life, he claims, is necessarily involved in the establishment of social structures and

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In The Relevance of Bernard Lonergan’s Notion of Self-Appropriation to a Mystical-Political Theology, Ian Bell takes on the issue of the separation of the interior and exterior lives that has come to dominate mystical theology over the years. The mystical life, he claims, is necessarily involved in the establishment of social structures and institutions that govern human living, and the work of Bernard Lonergan on the human subject provides a means by which the connection between the interior and exterior lives may be established. Because human persons operate in a consistent pattern regardless of a given moment’s particularities, mystical experience is no longer relegated to so-called spiritual matters, and the insights of mystics may be applied to the Christian call to live as agents of love. With this connection in place, mystical theology and political theology come together in a theology that is both mystical and political.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433100727
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Series:
American University Studies VII: Theology and Religion Ser.
Pages:
221
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Ch. 1 Mystical-Political Theology 29

Ch. 2 Self-Appropriation I: Patterns of Experience 71

Ch. 3 Self-Appropriation II: Operations of the Human Subject 97

Ch. 4 Self-Appropriation III: Conversion and the Dialectic of the Subject 131

Ch. 5 Self-Appropriation and the Theologian 159

Conclusion 195

Bibliography 203

Index 219

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