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Lonergan on Conversion

Applications for Religious Formation


Mary Kay Kinberger

More than twenty-five years after Vatican II, religious congregations of North America continue to struggle with their lifestyle and with their formation programs. What is the most appropriate formation for those who are entering religious life? Spurred on by the need to examine this question in the light of her own experience as a novice director, Mary Kay Kinberger explores the importance of grounding religious formation in a theological foundation and proposes Bernard Lonergan's theology of conversion as one possible foundation. This text is essential reading for those who are involved in the challenge of living as religious today and committed to preparing the religious to move into the future.
Contents: Religious Life Today; Types of Congregations; Religious Formation: The Novitiate Experience; Bernard Lonergan's Notion of Conversion: Intellectual, Moral, and Religious Conversion.