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Bernard Lonergan

1904 - 1984

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Bernard Joseph Francis Lonergan (17 December 1904 – 26 November 1984) was a Canadian Jesuit priest, philosopher, and theologian, regarded by many as one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century.Lonergan's works include Insight: A Study of Human Understanding (1957) and Method in Theology (1972), as well as two studies of Thomas Aquinas, several theological textbooks, and numerous essays, including two posthumously published essays on macroeconomics. The projected 25-volume Collected Works with the University of Toronto Press is now complete. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernard Lonergan has received more than 239,572 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Bernard Lonergan is the 1,071st most popular philosopher (down from 975th in 2019), the 341st most popular biography from Canada (down from 266th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Canadian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Bernard Lonergan ranks 1,071 out of 1,081Before him are Gómez Pereira, Isidore of Alexandria, Richard Posner, Ignaty Krachkovsky, Sandra Harding, and Martin Chemnitz. After him are Seyla Benhabib, John McDowell, Amina Wadud, R. M. Hare, Thomas van Erpe, and John Shelby Spong.

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Among people born in 1904, Bernard Lonergan ranks 228Before him are François Marty, Alfredo Brilhante da Costa, William Primrose, Rafael Méndez, Ralph Kronig, and Nnamdi Azikiwe. After him are Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Henry Dreyfuss, Boris Babochkin, Lillian Copeland, Francisco Garza Gutiérrez, and Rudolf Burkert. Among people deceased in 1984, Bernard Lonergan ranks 164Before him are Yuri Vizbor, Max Newman, Aldo Donati, Sven Jonasson, Emilio Rodríguez, and Jean De Clercq. After him are Roger Blin, Fedir Bohatyrchuk, Kazuo Hasegawa, Klavdiya Shulzhenko, Garry Winogrand, and Chester Himes.

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Among people born in Canada, Bernard Lonergan ranks 341 out of 1,350Before him are Robert Borden (1854), Nia Vardalos (1962), David Reimer (1965), Stephen Amell (1981), Robert Joy (1951), and Victor Jory (1902). After him are Anna Paquin (1982), Howie Mandel (1955), Albert W. Tucker (1905), Kenneth E. Iverson (1920), Samuel Cunard (1787), and Terry Jacks (1944).


Among philosophers born in Canada, Bernard Lonergan ranks 8Before him are Charles Taylor (1931), Ian Stevenson (1918), Ian Hacking (1936), Patricia Churchland (1943), Northrop Frye (1912), and G. A. Cohen (1941). After him are Leonard Peikoff (1933), Paul Churchland (1942), and Will Kymlicka (1962).