Authenticity as Self-Transcendence: The Enduring Insights of Bernard Lonergan

2016.07.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael H. McCarthy, Authenticity as Self-Transcendence: The Enduring Insights of Bernard Lonergan, University of Notre Dame
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2016.07.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael H. McCarthy, Authenticity as Self-Transcendence: The Enduring Insights of Bernard Lonergan, University of Notre Dame Press, 2015, 435pp., $49.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780268035372. Reviewed by Patrick H. Byrne, Boston College Michael H. McCarthy offers a new and very important interpretation of the life work of Bernard Lonergan. He presents Lonergan as he understood himself: a man who saw a deep and profound crisis as few did and who was called to respond to that crisis as few could. McCarthy describes his book as "four new essays" which expand upon the argument of his The Crisis of Philosophy.[1] This time he has widened his focus from a crisis in philosophy to a cultural crisis. McCarthy draws upon his extensive reading of Lonergan's works to show how Lonergan came to understand the nature of this broader cultural crisis. He also draws upon the work of many others, most notably Charles Taylor and Hannah. . .

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