Methodological theology (evolutionary, scientific & historical) focuses on the “situation”. Medieval theology (static, logical & essential) focuses on “judgment”.
Lonergan asked: Does the idea of “the infusion of sanctifying grace” refer to an existential experience?
Answer: Yes, the experience of conversion. “Conversion” denotes an inner reorientation of existential development.
Conversion is nested: Correct understanding(agency(being-in-love)).
The core is being in love with divine mystery. Divine mystery exists in Peirce’s category of firstness. Being-in-love has the character of feeling.
Feeling is situated by agency.
Agency is contextualized by correct understanding.
Conversion – reorientation – can start at any level. It can start with confusion, in the shock of an event, or with the undertow of a feeling.