Title: Why Did You Become A Christian? A Lonerganian Lesson for Christian (and possibly Religious) Self-Understanding
Authors: Friday III, John # ×
Issue Date: Dec-2012
Series Title: Gregorianum vol:93 issue:4 pages:745-763
Abstract: The present essay reflects on the question of Christian self-understanding by examining the theology of conversion that was initially presented by Bernard Lonergan and subsequently developed by Robert Doran. In the main, it is argued that the aforementioned theology of conversion is capable of doing justice to the complexity of the human person by explicitly recognizing conversion as an ongoing and developmental process by which women and men might realize themselves as self-transcendent and relational beings. The sacramental system of the Roman Catho- lic Church is appealed to as a means of actualizing and indeed promoting conversion in its various dimensions. Despite the particularity of this appeal, the possibility is held out that this theology of conversion might help religious persons, in the widest sense of the term (i.e., regardless of religious creed), to develop a more profound understanding of how their religious teaching, practices and beliefs facilitate their drive toward the fulfillment of their respective religious ends.
ISSN: 0017-4114
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Unit Systematic Theology - miscellaneous
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