Three of the most influential Catholic theologians of the 20th century-Bernard Lonergan, John Courtney Murray, and Karl Rahner-were each born in 1904 at the height of the Church's most militant rhetoric against all things modern. In this culture of suspicion, Lonergan, Murray, and Rahner grew in faith to join the Society of Jesus and struggled with the burden of anti-Modernist policies in their formation. By the time of their mature work in the 1950s and 60s, they had helped to redefine the critical dialogue between modern thought and contemporary Catholic theology. After the dtente of the Second Vatican Council, they brought Catholic tradition into closer relationship to modern philosophy, history, and politics. Written by leading scholars, friends, and family members, these original essays celebrate the legacies of Lonergan, Murray, and Rahner after a century of theological development. Offering a broad range of perspectives on their lives and works, the essays blend personal and anecdotal accounts with incisive critical appraisals of what each offers contemporary theological discussion. Together, they offer an accessible introduction to the distinctive character and contributions of three great thinkers, and how their work shapes the way Catholics think and talk about God, Church, and State.Stagaman, David J. is the author of 'Finding God in All Things', published 2007 under ISBN 9780823228089 and ISBN 0823228088.