Archival Number: A514b
Author: Lonergan, B.
Reverse of 10 of 514. Background problems for reflection on method, notion of dogmagtic-theological context
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514B0DTE060 (reverse of p. 10 of 51400D0L060) -transcription
1 There exists a dogmatico-theological context [= remainder-concept]
that is taught and learnt in theological schools
that is presupposed among Catholics – analogia fidei Rom 12 5: D 2146
2 The medieval quaestio (Abaelard, Gilbert de la Porrée, Books of Sentences, Commentaries on Sentences, Summae) led to a theological conceptualization (Begrifflichkeit, sufficient and coherent, systematic) of this context.
Thomist vs Scotists. Scientific understanding vs logical proof.
3 Melchior Cano gave theology its traditional form in recent centuries. Combines positive and speculative
by assuming theology to be a fixed body of doctrine (without sufficient distinction between role of theologian and of bishop; both expound and defend the faith)
to be proved by appealing to ten loci, Scripture, Tradition, Fathers, Theologians, Councils, Ratio theologica, etc.
4 Systematic theology received a fresh impulse
from 19th century rejection of fideism and traditionalism on the one hand and of semi-rationalism on the other – Vatican Council (de fide et ratione) – Aeterni Patris “Back to Aquinas.”
Positive theology, quietly gaining ground from days of Petavius to Altaner’s terrific sketch, Patrologie, (SScr, Mediaeval Studies)
discussions of reform of ecclesiastical studies, 1900-1910, Bibliography, Xiberta, pp. 44-46
took an assured place with “Deus scientiarum Dominus” and still more with “Divino afflante Spiritu”
went through the crises of Modernism, La Nouvelle Théologie, present reaction against biblical studies