The Method of Theology 2:1
Archival Number: CD/mp3 303
Author: Lonergan, B.
CD/mp3 303, first part of second lecture in the 1962 Institute 'The Method of Theology.' Sponsored by Rev. Conrad Dietz. The lecture begins with a summary of the previous day's lectures and continues with sections on the human good and on meaning. It concludes by introducing a fundamental way of analyzing development that is perhaps more pertinent to the problems of contemporary theology than would be any further application of Piaget's analysis in terms of the differentiation, grouping, and integration of operations. Lonergan presented a schema of the human good that cannot be reproduced solely by an audio recording. But it is clear from the lecture that the schema is almost completely identical with that which appears on p. 48 of Method in Theology, so the reader might do well to have that schema at hand while listening to this part of the lecture. The addition of the brief reflection on meaning to the account of the human good brings us, Lonergan says, to 'the fundamental problem of theology at the present time.' Human development, the development in the realization of the human good, is constituted on the formal level by meaning, and meaning develops.
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