Spirituality and psychic transformation in an evolutionary framework
What is it about?
With the help of Rahner I outline a non-reductionist evolutionary ethics and spirituality. In this way Christian faith can be understood as a journey of transformation, as Lonergan does in his dialectic of positions and counter-positions, and, importantly, can be extended to the realm of the psyche, as Doran does, highlighting the priority of symbols over doctrines.
Why is it important?
It is important, in adopting an evolutionary framework for understanding human persons, to find a way through reductionist accounts - as Rahner does. Human transcendence can no longer convincingly be asserted as a dogma but has to be unpacked in terms of a dialectic of transformation, a personal journey, as Lonergan does. And Robert Doran extends this account to embrace psychic transformation, highlighting the central role, not sufficiently appreciated, of symbols in Christian, and other, faith.
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