Sunday, 19 December 2010


I have been suspecting that an example of a religious counterposition (Lonergan) is rationalism, and in fact this does seem to be the case, not only if we look at the Epilogue of Insight, but also from the 'dialectic of thought' in his early writings, the Essay in Fundamental Sociology: see M. Shute, Lonergan's Discovery of the Science of Economics (Toronto 2010) 86. He mentions liberalism and Bolshevism as examples of such rationalism.

I wonder whether contemporary theology must not take a look once again at rationalism, or rather, the danger it runs of being rationalistic.

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