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Author Rosenberg, Randall S, author.

Title The givenness of desire : concrete subjectivity and the natural desire to see God / Randall S. Rosenberg.

Publication Info. Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2017]


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Series Lonergan studies
Lonergan studies.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In The Givenness of Desire, Randall S. Rosenberg examines the human desire for God through the lens of Lonergan's "concrete subjectivity." Rosenberg engages and integrates two major scholarly developments: the tension between Neo-Thomists and scholars of Henri de Lubac over our natural desire to see God and the theological appropriation of the mimetic theory of René Girard, with an emphasis on the saints as models of desire. With Lonergan as an integrating thread, the author engages a variety of thinkers, including Hans Urs von Balthasar, Jean-Luc Marion, René Girard, James Alison, Lawrence Feingold, John Milbank, among others. The theme of concrete subjectivity helps to resist the tendency of equating too easily the natural desire for being with the natural desire for God without at the same time acknowledging the widespread distortion of desire found in the consumer culture that infects contemporary life. The Givenness of Desire investigates our paradoxical desire for God that is rooted in both the natural and supernatural."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents De Lubac's lament : loss of the supernatural -- Ressourcement and neo-Thomism : a narrative under scrutiny, a dialogue renewed -- The erotic roots of intellectual desire -- Concretely operating nature : Lonergan on the natural desire to see God -- Being-in-love and the desire for the supernatural : erotic-agapic subjectivity -- Incarnate meaning and mimetic desire : saints and the desire for God -- The metaphysics of holiness and the longing for God in history : Thérèse of Lisieux and Etty Hillesum -- Distorted desire and the love of deviated transcendence.
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Subject Lonergan, Bernard J. F. -- Criticism and interpretation.
Lonergan, Bernard J. F. (OCoLC)fst00047013
Natural theology.
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Systematic.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
Desire. (OCoLC)fst00891351
God. (OCoLC)fst00944037
Natural theology. (OCoLC)fst01034530
Subjectivity. (OCoLC)fst01136568
PHILOSOPHY -- Religious.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Rosenberg, Randall S. Givenness of desire. Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2017 9781487500313 (OCoLC)972181920
ISBN 9781487510718 (electronic bk.)
1487510713 (electronic bk.)
9781487514709 (electronic bk.)
1487514700 (electronic bk.)

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