The Structure of Religious Knowing : Encountering the Sacred in Eliade and Lonergan
This definitive study brings together the thought of Romanian religious scholar Mircea Eliade with that of Canadian philosopher and theologian Bernard Lonergan to identify the general structure of religious knowing. Applying Lonergan's fourfold levels of consciousness as an interpretive framework, the author elicits a clearer understanding of Eliade's theories of the sacred by treating four principle themes: the experience of the sacred; the sacred as expressed in religious symbols; the fundamental reality of the sacred; and life in the sacred as religious transformation, ritual, and mystical personalities. In addition, the book addresses the relationship between theology and religious studies as distinct but complimentary disciplines, and the interdisciplinary foundations for cooperation among the world's religions.
- Hardback | 199 pages
- 156 x 235.7 x 17.3mm | 403.7g
- 01 Apr 2004
- State University of New York Press
- Albany, NY, United States
- Total Illustrations: 0
"Dadosky brings together the insights of two highly gifted thinkers and does so in a systematic way that builds their points of shared concern into a well-rounded complementarity. When brought together, these thinkers provide an eloquent address to some central questions of faith, an address that runs the gamut from archaic religion to the encounter with twentieth-century science."
About John Daniel Dadosky
John D. Dadosky is Assistant Professor of Theology at Regis College.