14. Postcript: 1904 Was a Wonderful Year

David Stagaman

in Finding God in All Things

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780823228089
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823236954 | DOI:
14. Postcript: 1904 Was a Wonderful Year

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This chapter looks back on the history of twentieth-century Catholic theology by situating the work of Bernard Lonergan, John Courtney Murray, and Karl Rahner in the philosophical questions that arise from the father of Transcendental Thomism, Joseph Maréchal. Lonergan, Murray, and Rahner were deeply affected by Maréchal's attempt to place Immanuel Kant and Thomas Aquinas into a fruitful dialogue. The chapter then turns to each of our centenarians, offering an individual sense of the reception of their work by the theological community in the United States in the past century. It ends by noting that the Dominican priest Yves Congar was another important theologian of the year 1904, connecting the theological dots of the twentieth century to make it a very good year.

Keywords: Bernard Lonergan; John Courtney Murray; Karl Rahner; Joseph Maréchal; Catholic theology; Immanuel Kant; Thomas Aquinas; Yves Congar; United States

Chapter.  4787 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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