Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Future of Faith, the Subaltern Scientia: Lonergan and Aquinas

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter focuses on a key theme in Thomas Aquinas and in an important contemporary manifestation of this theme in a significant modern thinker indebted to Aquinas, namely, Bernard Lonergan. Specifically, it focuses on how Lonergan's notion of self-appropriation utilizes several themes that are indicative of Aquinas' conception of faith as a subaltern scientia. Although there are many parallels between Lonergan's notion of self-appropriation and Aquinas' notion of faith as a subaltern scientia, there is one particular point of divergence that draws attention to since it could indicate a potential flaw, not only in the way Lonergan utilizes Aquinas, but in the Lonergarian notion of self-appropriation itself. This divergence concerns how the two methodologies are derived. Scientia is a system of knowing derived from the behavior of nature, whereas Lonergan's notion of self-appropriation is drawn from the behavior of human cognition.

Keywords: Bernard Lonergan; notion of faith; notion of self-appropriation; subaltern scientia; Thomas Aquinas



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The Dialectics of the Religious and the Secular — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation