Frederick G. Lawrence publishes new book

Mar 27, 2017     Posted under: Uncategorized

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book by Frederick G. Lawrence: The Fragility of Consciousness: Faith, Reason, and the Human Good.  Edited by Randall S. Rosenberg and Kevin M. Vander Schel, the book is published in hardcover by the University of Toronto Press and is available through the Press and Amazon. Orders can also be placed through the Lonergan Center by emailing Susan Legere at

From the publisher:

“The Fragility of Consciousness is the first published collection of essays by Frederick G. Lawrence, an authoritative interpreter of the work of Bernard Lonergan and of twentieth-century continental philosophy and hermeneutics. Featuring some of his best known writings as well as unpublished work, the essays in this volume examine the relationship between faith and reason in twentieth- and twenty-first-century philosophical and theological debate.  Lawrence, with his profound and generous commitment to the intellectual life of the church, has produced a body of work that engages with Heidegger, Gadamer, Habermas, Ricoeur, Strauss, Voegelin, and Benedict XVI. The essays explore a range of topics such as the role of religion in a secular age, political theology, economics, neo-Thomism, and Christology. In an age marked by social, cultural, political, and ecclesial fragmentation, Lawrence models a modus vivendi based on generosity, friendship, conversation, and understanding.”