Transcendental Philosophy and the Study of Religion 12
Archival Number: CD/mp3 492
Author: Lonergan, B.
CD/mp3 492, second part of sixth lecture in the 1968 Boston College Institute. Sponsored by Carlo Maria Cardinal Martini. Religious values are a reflection of God's self-transcendence, so that our authenticity lies in being like God in God's self-transcendence. Religious values are the values that arise in self-transcendence to God. Love of God actuates the unrestricted character of our conscious intentionality and fulfils it in peace, joy, transformation. Religion and progress have a common root in our cognitive and real self-transcendence. Religion can undo the effects of decline. A first question has to do with the meaning of the universe as terminal value. For Lonergan the acknowledgment of the universe as value comes only from the acknowledgment of God. Questions, some benign and others not, move to such issues as pluralism, Buddhism, language and insight, Tillich's method of correlation, Eliade's notion of the sacred.
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