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Discussions at the 1970 Lonergan CongressAs most visitors to this website know, the first major Lonergan conference was held in Florida in 1970, in two distinct places. The discussion groups at the conference, known as the First International Lonergan Congress, were conducted by the Thomas More Institute in Montreal, and especially by Eric O'Connor, who is masterful in conducting many of these discussions. The tapes of these discussions were made available to us by TMI, and we have chosen a number of the discussions for presentation on the website. Greg Lauzon has done the hard work of editing the audio recordings and restoring the sound. The principal value of these discussions, in my view (Bob Doran), is to present a slice of the cultural and ecclesial atmosphere of the time. A great deal of misunderstanding of Lonergan's work and intentions is obvious in these discussions, so we are not presenting them as guideposts to his work. Those participants who understood him best are relatively quiet in these discussions. 40 years later it is helpful to listen to these discussions, recognize what was going forward at the time, and acknowledge what has lasted and what has not. There are other discussions from this conference in which Lonergan himself was involved, and these are present on the primary site, www.bernardlonergan.com, at 1005BA0E070, 990B0A0E070, 1004AA0E070, 108AA0E070. If one wants a slice of what was going on in the US and in the church in 1970, the present discussions may prove invaluable. The recordings are:
990ABA0E070 990A&B (TR990 A&B)
A panel led by David Tracy and including John McKenzie, Schubert Ogden, Leslie Dewart, Bishop Butler, Michael Novak, John Dunne, and Bernard Lonergan.
993ABA0E060 993A&B (TR993 A&B)
Questions for speakers from Eric O’Connor. Starts with Matthew Lamb on Dilthey, then Fred Lawrence on Gadamer, Giovanni Sala on Kant, Patrick Heelan, Philip McShane, Frederick Crowe, Alois Grillmeier, Rocco Cacapardo, Eduardo Perez Valera, and several others.
994A (TR994 A)
Dialogue: McKenzie, Dunne, Quesnell and others in discussion.
995A-1 (TR995 A)
Discussion starts with history, presuppositions. Butler, McGinn, Flanagan, Novak, O’Connor.
995A-2 (TR995 A)
Discussion of same group. Includes O’Connor, D. Johnson, Heelan, Flanagan, Rexroth, Perez Valera, Butler, Novak.
995B-1 (TR995 B)
Carries on same discussion as in 995A-2. Includes Heelan, Flanagan.
995B-2 (TR995 B)
Another group from 995B-1. Includes Crowe, McShane, Grillmeier, Dessein, Perez Valera, Martin, Biolo, Klubertanz, Butler.
996AB-1 (TR996 A&B)
Includes C. Going, Lawrence, Nouwen, Burrell. Starts with discussion of Insight. Fallon. J. Dunne, debate with Lawrence. Barden.
996B-2 (TR996 B)
Includes Cacapardo, Novak, Altizer, Ogden, Johann, Lawrence, Burrell, Gilkey, Potter, Tyrrell, Dupré.
997A (TR997 A)
Crowe running. Includes Bishop Butler, Klubertanz, McShane, Perez Valera, Biolo
997B (TR997 B)
Starts with someone talking about causality. Anscombe, Crowe continues to moderate. Klubertanz, McShane, Dessein, Biolo, Butler, Martin.
998A (TR998 A)
Meynell chairing. Includes Charles David, Lindbeck, Flanagan.
998B (TR 998 B)
Same group as 998A continued.
Includes Lamb, Quesnell, McKenzie, Meynell, Tracy.
999A-2 & B-1 (TR 999A&B)
Lamb and Tracy at beginning. Discussing (largely) chapter 19. Includes, among others, Meynell, Sala, Potter, Cacopardo, Gilkey, Crowe, McKenzie, Rasmussen, Lamb, Quesnell (19 is touchstone of whole book – yes), W. Ryan, Grillmeier
999B-1 (TR 999B)
Lawrence challenging John Dunne. McShane, O’Dea, Burrell. The end of a discussion that begins elsewhere.
999B-2 (TR 999B)
Confused conversation at beginning. Then Meynell leads a discussion on the papers. Includes Mooney, Charles Davis, Flanagan, McGinn, Meynell himself, Lindbeck, O’Dea, Crosson, Navone
Quesnell moderating. People sharing with regard to their papers. Includes Carl Bauer, Nouwen, McCarthy, McKenzie, Dunne, Ong, Going, Rexroth, Quesnell.
Tracy conducts discussion. Sala begins in middle of presentation. Lamb, Rasmussen(?), Quesnell, Meynell. First part ends at 32. Tracy anticipates a later meeting to address virtually unconditioned. Tape resumes with Lamb speaking to this question. Crowe enters. Quesnell. Very good question raised about evidence, which is not well answered, until Lamb intervenes with appeal to questions. Potter. McKenzie. Gilkey. Ends with Lamb speaking.
Discussion of foundations, symbols. Novak, O’Dea, Lawrence, Gilkey, Ogden, Burrell, Dupré
O’Dea, Flanagan, Davis, and especially valuable contributions from Meynell. Very worthwhile discussion at times, especially from Meynell’s contributions.
O’Connor leads. Buck, Johnson, Buck, Heelan. Curran. Barden. Ryan.
Same group. O’Connor leads. Buck. Braaten. Johnson. Heelan. Curran. Gorres.
Marquette Lonergan Project Colloquium: Lonergan's Economics and the Global Financial CrisisSpring 2013 Marquette Lonergan Project Colloquium:
Lonergan’s Economics and the Global Financial Crisis
The topic of the Marquette Lonergan Colloquia in 2012-13 has been Globalization. In the fall we conducted a colloquium on “Globalization and the Multireligious Situation,” the proceedings of which are available on this website. In the spring we hosted a colloquium on “Lonergan’s Economics and the Global Financial Crisis.” The Colloquium was held on February 28 and March 1, 2013, in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B/C.
The following materials are available on this site in mp3 audio format. Some of the materials will also be made available as PDF files.
Paul St. Amour, St. Joseph’s University, “An Introduction to Lonergan’s Macroeconomic Theory”
John Davis, Economics, Marquette University, Response (audio is in same file as lecture; PDF is a separate file)
D. Stephen Long, Theology, Marquette University, Response (audio is in same file as lecture; PDF is a separate file)
Ryan Hemmer, Graduate Student, Theology, Marquette University, Response (audio is in same file as lecture; PDF is a separate file)
Joseph Cioni, Carroll School of Management, Boston College, “The Subprime Mortgage Crisis: An Instance of the Longer Cycle of Decline.”
Anthony Pennington-Cross, Finance, Marquette University (audio response in same file as lecture)
Glenn Butner, Graduate Student, Theology, Marquette University (audio is in same file as lecture; PDF is a separate file)
Michael Czerny, S.J, Office of the President, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, “The International Financial and Monetary Systems – Who’s Moving Any Reform?” Fr. Czerny’s paper was read by Robert M. Doran, S.J.
Darrell Dobbs, Political Science, Marquette University (audio is in same file as lecture; PDF is a separate file)
Joseph Ogbonnaya, Theology, Marquette University (audio is in same file as lecture; PDF is a separate file)
Nicholas Santos, S.J., Marketing, Marquette University (audio is in same file as lecture; PDF is a separate file)
Marquette Lonergan Project Colloquium November 1-2, 2012The Fourth Annual Colloquium in Systematic Theology Sponsored by the Marquette Lonergan Project, Marquette University
The Marquette Lonergan Project has for four years sponsored an annual colloquium on the subject ‘Doing Catholic Systematic Theology in a Multi-religious World’ and placed the proceedings of the project on the website sponsored by Marquette University, www.lonerganresource.com. These are the proceedings of the fourth colloquium, held at Marquette University on November 12, 2012. Three lectures were presented:
November 1, 4:00 pm, Neil Ormerod, Australian Catholic University, “Christ, Globalization, and the Church.” Professor Ormerod’s lecture was followed by a panel of respondents: Dr. Susan Wood, S.C.L., Marquette University; Rev. John Thiede, S.J., Marquette University; Joseph Gordon, Marquette graduate student in Theology.
November 2, 10:00 am, Rev. Joseph Ogbonnaya, Marquette University, “Lonergan and Integral Development.” Fr Ogbonnaya’s lecture was followed by a panel of respondents: Dr. Jame Schaefer, Marquette University; Jonathan Heaps, Marquette graduate student in Theology.
November 2, 2:00 pm, Rev. Robert M. Doran, S.J. “The Divine Missions and Globalization.” Fr Doran’s lecture was followed by a panel of respondents: Rev. Thomas Hughson, S.J., Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus, Marquette; Jeremy Blackwood, Marquette University; Jeff Walkey, Marquette graduate student in Theology.
MP3 recordings of the entire proceedings are presented here. A PDF file of the paper by Robert Doran are is presented here. A PDF file of Neil Ormerod’s paper may be found at http://www.msmary.edu/College_of_liberal_arts/theology/department-of-theology/jmt/2.1_Jan_2013. Joseph Ogbonnaya’s paper will be published in Irish Theological Quarterly.
Available contributions from this conference:
1. Neil Ormerod, “Christ, Globalization, and the Church,” MP3 recording. Panel discussion: MP3 recording follows lecture. PDF file of the response from Joseph Gordon is also available.
2. Joseph Ogbonnaya, “Lonergan and Integral Development,” MP3 recording. Panel discussion: MP3 recording follows lecture. PDF files of the responses of Jame Schaefer and Jonathan Heaps are also available.
3. Robert M. Doran, S.J., “The Divine Missions and Globalization,” MP3 recording, PDF file. Panel discussion: MP3 recording follows lecture. PDF files of the responses of Thomas Hughson and Jeremy Blackwood are also available.
Robert M. Doran, The Divine Missions and GlobalizationOn November 2, 2012, Robert Doran delivered the lecture "The Divine Missions and Globalization" at the fourth annual colloquium on Doing Catholic Systematic Theology in a Multi-religious World. That lecture has now become Essay 47 in the e-book available on this site, ESSAYS IN SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY.
Lonergan on the Edge 2012The Fourth Annual Marquette University "Lonergan on the Edge" Conference was held on September 21-22. Audio recording of every presentation as well as PDF files of many of the presentations are available. Of particular note is the panel on Saturday morning, September 22, on Lonergan and Black Theology. The mp3 recording presents the entire panel discussion; individual PDF files of the presentations are also available here.
Available contributions from this conference:
- Jonathan Heaps, True Story: Lonergan, Ricoeur, and Explanatory Narrative
- Joseph Gordon, The Subject, Scripture, and Theological Interpretation
- Brian Himes, The Lonerganian Supernatural Existential? The Offer of Being in Love Unrestrictedly as Grace
- Nicholas DiSalvatore, Staying in Love with God: Resolving an Ambiguity regarding Grace as Cooperative
- Ryan Miller, From Practical Reason to Natural Law: A Lonergan Rhonheimer Dialectic
- Stephanie Rumpza, Words in the Flesh: Lonergan, Merleau-Ponty, and the Philosophy of Language
- Burke Thompson, Simmel and Lonergan on Transcendence
- Michael Dennis, Realms of Meaning, Realms of Negation
- Andrew Barrette, An Initial Consideration of the Way to the Halfway House
- Patrick Hoburg, Lonergan's Appropriation of Hegel: Through the Lens of Philosophical Hermeneutics
- Eric Morelli, After Theory: A Commonsense Approach to Interiority
- Panel Discussion, Lonergan and Black Theology
- Damian Cleary, Lonergan and Social Constructionism
- Timothy Hanchin, The Preferential Option for the Poor and the Disinterested Desire to Know
- Theo Manahan, On Lonergan's Institutions and Althusser's State Apparatuses
- Clayton Shoppa, The Politics of Univocity and Analogy
All files are currently available here.
Interest Group on the Thought of Bernard Lonergan, CTSAThe initial meeting of the interest group on the thought of Bernard Lonergan at the Catholic Theological Society of America met on June 9, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency St Louis at the Arch, St. Louis, Missouri. The theme of the overall conference was "Sacraments and the Global Church." The interest group attempted to stay within this theme.
John Dadosky, Regis College, Toronto, convened the session. Mark Miller, University of San Francisco, was the moderator. The speakers were:
Joseph Mudd from Seattle University, "What Is Conscious Participation? Bernard Lonergan's Contribution to a Liturgical Hermeneutics"
Darren Dias from St. Michael's College, Toronto,"Sacrametality and the Multireligious Context," and Robert M. Doran from Marquette University, "The Structure of Systematic Theology."
An audio recording of the proceedings is now offered here, along with PDF files of each of the lectures.
Audio recordings of the 2008 Naples ConferenceTo be uploaded
May 13-15, 2008
GOING BEYOND ESSENTIALISM: Bernard J.F. Lonergan An Atypical Neo-Scholastic
Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici, Naples, Italy
Audio recordings of the 2008 Conference held in Naples, Italy, "Going beyond Essentialism: Bernard J.F. Lonergan An Atypical Neo-Scholastic." To be uploaded
The text of the papers, edited by Cloe Taddei-Ferretti, was published in 2012 by Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici, Naples, and may also be found on this site under "Scholarly Works/Books."
The audio recordings were made by Greg Lauzon. Both the text and the recordings appear on this site due to the generosity of the Istituto and its Director, Gerardo Marotta.
The text is entirely in English, but the papers were delivered in both Italian and English. Obviously, the recordings are in both languages, but what follows is the English title of each recording:
08-IISF1 Gerardo Marotta -- Opening Address: The Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici and the Thought of Bernard Lonergan
08-IISF2 Carlo Maria Cardinal Martini (read by Adolfo Russo) -- Magisterial Lecture: The Value of the Thought of Bernard Lonergan Today
08-IISF3 Robert M. Doran, The Abiding Significance of the Ethics of INSIGHT
08-IISF4 Frederick G. Lawrence, Lonergan's Sublation of Integral Hermeneutics
08-IISF5 Rosanna Finamore, Intentionality, Constitutive Dimension of Knowledge in Bernard Lonergan
08-IISF6 Patrick H. Byrne, Lonergan's Philosophy of the Natural Sciences and Christian Faith in INSIGHT
08IISF7 William Mathews, Consciousness according to Bernard Lonergan and Its Elusiveness
08IISF8 Elizabeth A. Murray, The Self of Critical Realism
08IISF9 Matthew C. Ogilvie, Bernard Lonergan on Analogy
08IISF10 Giovanni B. Sala, The Concept of Transcendentgal in Kant and Lonergan
08IISF11 Saturnino Muratore, Bernard Lonergan and the Philosophy of Being
08IISF12 Huyo A. Meynell, The Flight from Insight
08IISF13 Cloe Taddei-Ferretti, Intersubjectivity in the Thought of Bernard Lonergan and in Cognitive Science
08IISF14 Ivo Coelho, Bernard Lonergan's Universal Viewpoint and Its Transcultural Possibilities
08IISF15 Catherine E. Clifford, Lonergan, the Development of Doctrine and the Reception of Ecumenical Consensus
08IISF16 Howard Richards, Economic Paradigms and the Thought of Bernard Lonergan
08IISF17 Paulette Kidder, Lonergan, Freedom, and the Foundations of Feminism
08IISF18 Adolfo Russo, Closing Address: The Significance of Bernard Lonergan for Academic Studies
08-IISF19 Carla Maggiano-di Scipio, Reminiscences and Impressions about the First Italian Translation of INSIGHT of Bernard Lonergan
08-IISF20 Gerard Whelan, "One Cannot Transpose What One Does Not Know": Outline of a Proposed Course in Fundamental Theology
08-IISF21 Giuseppe Guglielmi, Quest for Meaning, and Religious Indifference: The Foundational Theology of Lonergan
08-IISF22 Ermenegildo Caccese, Observations on Lonergan's Contribution to the Philosophy of Time and Space
08-IISF23 Edoardo Cibelli, Free Will according to B. Lonergan and B. Libet
08-IISF24 Jim Morin, Conscious Intentionality as Foundation for a Transcisciplinary Science
A New Book: Proceedings of Naples 2008 ConferenceTo be uploaded soon on this site is a PDF of the book GOING BEYOND ESSENTIALISM: BERNARD J.F. LONERGAN AN ATYPICAL NEO-SCHOLASTIC, ed. Cloe Taddei Feretti (Naples: Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies, 2012).
This volume contains the proceedings of the 2008 conference at the Institute (13-15 May 2008). The volume was published by the Institute this summer, and the President, Advocate Gerardo Marotta, has graciously granted permission for the book to be uploaded to this website. Audio recordings of the proceedings by Greg Lauzon will also be uploaded shortly.
John Dadosky, Merton’s Dialogue with Zen: Pioneering or Passé?This paper engages those thinkers who have called into question Thomas Merton’s understanding of Buddhism. While there are various criticisms, of interest to Lonergan readers in this paper is the assumption that Zen is based on a wordless or unmediated experience, and, that some consideration regarding the questions of method in the dialogue with Buddhism need to be addressed. I will offer some comments on Merton’s reliance on D.T. Suzuki, the recent critique of Suzuki from various scholars, the issue of unmediated experience, and some comments on method for interreligious dialogue.
To be uploaded under Scholarly Works/Articles
A New ThesisThe M.A. thesis of Jonathan Heaps, An Under-Tow in Retrospect: A Philosophy of Religious Experience in the Thought of Bernard Lonergan (Boston University School of Theology, 2012) will be uploaded in the week of August 27, 2012.
Abstract by Author: The thesis aims to express directly, systematically, and at length the philosophy of religious experience Bernard Lonergan employs in service of his collaborative theological method found in Method in Theology. How Lonergan conceived "philosophies of," experience in general, and religious experience specifically are explored in depth. "Philosophy of" is considered as sets of terms and relations with a basic orientation. Lonergan's cognitional theory is also presented and explicated, both as an example of "philosophy of" and as a means of explaining how Lonergan means the term "experience." In addition to the three cognitional levels of consciousness articulated in the "early" Lonergan, the fourth, existential level of the "later" Lonergan is explicated in order to gain access to the meaning of Lonergan's explanatory definition of religious experience: the basic or proper fulfillment of our capacity for self-transcendence at the fourth level of consciousness. A distinction is also drawn and developed between first and second order religious experiences. Second order religious experiences are encounters with expressed objectifications of religious experience. First order religious experiences are the "proper fulfillment" as consciously given in the experience of the subject as subject.
Robert M. Doran, Moving Vatican II Forward: The Multi-Religious ContextThe essay "Moving Vatican II Forward: The Multi-Religious Context," by Robert M. Doran, has been added as Essay 46 to the E-book ESSAYS IN SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY under Scholarly Works/Books. This paper was delivered at the Lonergan Workshop, Boston College, on June 18, 2012.
Robert M. Doran, The Structure of Systematic TheologyThe paper "The Structure of Systematic Theology," delivered at the annual meeting of the Catholic Theological Society of America on June 9, was added to this site as Essay 45 in Robert M. Doran, ESSAYS IN SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY.
Seven New BooksIn the week of June 4, 2012, the following seven books were uploaded to this site:
(1) J. Michael Stebbins, THE DIVINE INITIATIVE: GRACE, WORLD-ORDER, AND HUMAN FREEDOM IN THE EARLY WRITINGS OF BERNARD LONERGAN, University of Toronto Press 1995
(2) Kenneth Melchin, HISTORY, ETHICS, AND EMERGENT PROBABILITY: ETHICS, SOCIETY AND HISTORY IN THE WORK OF BERNARD LONERGAN, 2nd ed., 1999
(3) Mark D. Morelli, PHILOSOPHY'S PLACE IN CULTURE: A MODEL, University Press of America, 1984
(4) Joseph Komonchak, FOUNDATIONS IN ECCLESIOLOGY, Boston College 1995
(5) COMMUNICATING A DANGEROUS MEMORY: SOUNDINGS IN POLITICAL THEOLOGY, Ed. Fred Lawrence, Boston College 1987
(6) ETHICS IN MAKING A LIVING: THE JANE JACOBS CONFERENCE, ed. Fred Lawrence, Scholars Press 1989
(7) THE BEGINNING AND THE BEYOND: PAPERS FROM THE GADAMER AND VOEGELIN CONFERENCES, ed. Fred Lawrence, Scholars Press 1984
In Memory of Father Frederick E. Crowe, S.J.Frederick Crowe died on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012. His funeral was held at Regis College, Toronto, on April 17. The obituary for Father Crowe and the homily delivered by Robert Doran, S.J., are available on this site. The homily may be accessed in pdf and mp3 format. Click to view >>
Robert M. Doran, Rehabilitating and Transposing the Theorem of the Supernatural: A First InstallmentThis paper, delivered at the West Coast Methods Institute on April 14, 2012, has been added to the e-book ESSAYS IN SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY as Essay 44. See Scholarly Works/Books.
A New DissertationIn the week of April 23, 2012, Jeremy Blackwood's dissertation will be uploaded to the site. It is entitled LOVE AND LONERGAN’S COGNITIONAL-INTENTIONAL ANTHROPOLOGY:
AN INQUIRY ON THE QUESTION OF A
“FIFTH LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS”. It was successfully defended at Marquette University on March 30.
Colloquium: Lonergan, Philosophy, and Theology March 1-2With the encouragement of graduate students in the Philosophy and Theology Departments, the Marquette Lonergan Project sponsored a colloquium on March 1-2, “Lonergan, Philosophy, and Theology.” The colloquium aimed at fostering dialogue between the work of Bernard Lonergan and philosophical figures and issues that are important in contemporary theology. Hegel, Heidegger, and Habermas as figures were engaged. The proceedings will be available on this website beginning in the week of March 12.
The schedule of events is as follows:
Thursday, March 1, 4:00 P.M.: Mark Morelli, Loyola Marymount University, "Meeting Hegel Halfway: The Intimate Complexity of Lonergan's Relationship with Hegel"
Responses from Matthew Peters, graduate student, Philosophy, and Ben Suriano, graduate student, Theology.
Friday, March 2, 10:00A.M.: Michael Sharkey, University of Wisconsin, Platteville, “Heidegger, Lonergan, and the Notion of Being”
Responses from Prof. Sebastian Luft, Philosophy Department, and Andrew Barrette, graduate student, Southern Illinois University
Friday, March 2, 2:00 P.M.: William Rehg, S.J., Saint Louis University, “Lonergan and Habermas: Contributions to Understanding the Moral Domain”
Responses from Prof. Pol Vandevelde, Philosophy Department, and Prof. Gregory O’Meara, S.J., Law School
A new contribution to ESSAYS IN SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGYEssay 43 in ESSAYS IN SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY by Robert M. Doran is now ready: "Two Ways of Being Conscious: The Notion of Psychic Conversion." This item can also be found under "Lectures." It was delivered on December 10, 2011, at Thomas More Institute, Montreal.
Robert M. Doran, "Trinitarian Elements in a Theology of Religion: A Tribute to Frederick E. Crowe"On November 18, 2011, Robert M. Doran delivered the 2011 Chancellor's Lecture at Regis College, University of Toronto: "Trinitarian Elements in a Theology of Religion: A Tribute to Frederick E. Crowe." It is available here both in PDF and MP3 audio format.
Robert Doran, "Two Ways of Being Conscious: The Notion of Psychic Conversion"On Saturday, December 11, Robert Doran delivered the lecture "Two Ways of Being Conscious: The Notion of Psychic Conversion" at the Thomas More Institute, Montreal. The lecture has been uploaded to the site under "Events/Lectures."
New Contributions to ESSAYS IN SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGYFour new essays will be added to Robert M. Doran's e-book, ESSAYS IN SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY, during the week of December 5: 39: The Theological Virtues and Participation in Active and Passive Spiration; 40: What Does Bernard Lonergan Mean by 'Conversion'?; 41: 'As the Father Has Sent Me': The Mission of the Church in a Multireligious World; and 42: Trinitarian Elements in a Theology of Religion: A Tribute to Frederick E. Crowe.
Another New DissertationThanks to John Volk, who has sent us his doctoral dissertation recently defended at Marquette: "Lonergan on the Historical Causality of Christ: An Interpretation of THE REDEMPTION: A SUPPLEMENT TO DE VERBO INCARNATO."
A New DissertationDuring the week of November 28, 2011, there will be uploaded Darren Dias's 2008 Dissertation, THE CONTIBUTIONS OF BERNARD J.F. LONERGAN TO A SYSTEMATIC UNDERSTANDING OF RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY. It will be uploaded in two files: the dissertation itself, and the table of contents.
Contributions from 2011 Colloquium on Doing Catholic Systematic Theology in a Multireligious WorldDuring the week of November 28, some of the contributions from the Colloquium that was held at Marquette on November 2-3 (the third annual colloquium on Doing Catholic Systematic Theology in a Multireligious World) will be uploaded to the site.
The materials for the website are still incomplete. We now have available one mp3 recording (Robert Doran) and some pdf documents (Robert Doran and Susan Wood lectures, and some of the responses to the three lectures). We hope to make everything available in time. The audio recordings of the entire colloquium will be available in the new year. Now available are the following materials:
Robert M. Doran, opening lecture (Doerr Lecture for 2011), As the Father Has Sent Me: The Mission of the Church in a Multireligious World, pdf and mp3 audio
Panel Respondents to Robert M. Doran: mp3 audio
Darren Dias, Response to Robert M. Doran, pdf
Maurice Schepers, In Response to Robert M. Doran, pdf
Jeremy Blackwood, Response, pdf
Susan K. Wood, Solidarity in Grace: The Salvation of Non-Christians, pdf and mp2 audio
Panel Respondent to Susan K. Wood:
Jakob Rinderknecht, Response, pdf and mp3 audio
Danielle Nussberger, mp3 audio
Juliana Vazquez, mp3 audio
Yet to be uploaded are the pdf versions of the responses from Danielle Nussberger and Juliana Vazquez.
John D. Dadosky, Ecclesia De Trinitate: Ecclesial Foundations from Above, mp3 audio. Yet to be uploaded is the pdf version of this lecture.
The following responses to John Dadosky's paper are availabe in pdf format and mp3 audio:
Thomas Hughson, Response, pdf
Anne Carpenter, Response, pdf
John Volk, Response, pdf
New Contributions from Lonergan on the Edge 2011The following items will be added during the week of November 28 to the entry on Lonergan on the Edge 2011:
Thomas Cappelli, The Unfolding of Intellectual Conversion, PDF
Gregory Floyd, The Reluctant Phenomenologist: Lonergan and the Limits of Phenomenology, mp3 audio to follow
Jason Renken, Human Responsibilities amid Human Rights: Lonergan's Complementary Reading of Aquinas for Migrants and Refugees, mp3 audio
Juliana V. Vazquez, Truly Good Medicine: The Promise of Catholic Social Teaching and Lonergan's Scale of Values for Catholic Healthcare Ethics, mp3 audio
Brian O. Sigmon, Psychic Conversion in the Story of Joseph and His Brothers, mp3 audio
Christopher Hadley, Lonergan and Balthasar on Distance and Mutual Opposition in Trinitarian Relations, mp3 audio (PDF is already available)
Jonathan Heaps, Sinfulness: A Philosophy of Human Trans-Naturality, mp3 audio (PDF is already available)
Mary P. Utzerath, Grace Considered from the Perspective of Lonergan's Worldview, mp3 audio (PDF is already available)
Ryan Miller, Watching a Play Isn't Like Taking a Look, Either, Lonergan and Sontag on the Aesthetic Pattern, mp3 audio
Christopher Krall, Seeking What Ought to Be: An Analysis of GEM in the Context of Adolescent Moral Decision-Making and the Exercises of St. Ignatius, mp3 audio
Joseph Mudd, Keynote: Symbolic Liberation: Radiohead, Rothko, and Liturgical Minimalism, mp3 audio
John Vandervolk, Insight into Forensic Science, mp3 audio
Daniel D. DeHaan, Lonergan's Insight into Aquinas's Account of Self-cognition in DE VERITATE 10.8, mp3 audio
Eric Mabry, Suffering Subjectivity: Aquinas and Lonergan on Christ's Experience of Pain, mp3 audio
Brian Himes, Lonergan’s Position on the Natural Desire to See God as Corroborated by Aquinas’s Doctrine of Creation by Participation & His Nominal Definition of God as Ipsum Esse, mp3 audio (PDF is already available)
Panel: Lonergan as a Reader of Aquinas (Jeremy Wilkins, Gilles Mongeau, Mark Johnson, and Gregorio Montejo), mp3 audio
The following mp3 audio recordings have yet to be uploaded:
Opening Remarks, Jeremy Blackwood, Susan Wood, James South
Thomas Cappelli, The Unfolding of Intellectual Conversion (PDF is available)
Gregory Floyd, The Reluctant Phenomenologist: Lonergan and the Limits of Phenomenology
A New Paper for Lonergan on the Edge 2011Jonathan Heaps, "Sinfulness: A Philosophy of Transnaturality" has been added in PDF format to the entries for the 2011 Lonergan on the Edge Conference at Marquette University.
The Realms of Desire: An Introduction to the Thought of Bernard LonerganThe Fellows of the Woodstock Theological Center have prepared an introductory text on the thought of Bernard Lonergan, THE REALMS OF DESIRE. We are happy to include this text in our offerings on this website.
Marquette Lonergan Project Colloquium November 2-3MARQUETTE LONERGAN PROJECT
Third Annual Colloquium
“Doing Catholic Systematic Theology in a Multireligious World”
November 2-3, 2011
Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B/C
The Marquette Lonergan Project hopes through annual colloquia to address the principal systematic-theological issues of our time in the context of contemporary religious diversity.
For more information, please contact Rev. Robert Doran, S.J., Ph.D., at (414) 288-3164, email@example.com.
4 p.m. Wednesday, November 2
Rev. Robert M. Doran, S.J., Ph.D., of Marquette will present the 2011 Doerr Lecture, “‘As the Father Has Sent Me:’ The Mission of the Church in a Multireligious World.’
Panel discussion and reception to follow: Rev. Darren Dias, O.P., St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto; Rev. Maurice Schepers, O.P., Institute for Social Communication, Tangaza College, Nairobi; Jeremy Blackwood, Marquette graduate student
10 a.m. Thursday, November 3
Dr. Susan Wood, S.C.L., Marquette, “Solidarity in Grace: The Salvation of Non-Christians.”
A panel discussion will follow: Dr. Danielle Nussberger, Marquette; Juliana Vazquez, Marquette graduate student; Jakob Rinderknecht, Marquette graduate student
2 p.m. Thursday, November 3
Dr. John Dadosky, Ph. D., Regis College, University of Toronto, “Ecclesia De Trinitate: Ecclesial Foundations from Above.”
A panel discussion will follow: Rev. Thomas Hughson, S.J., Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus, Marquette; Anne Carpenter, Marquette graduate student; John Volk, Marquette graduate student
Essays Added to Robert M. Doran, Essays in Systematic TheologyAdded to ESSAYS IN SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY in the week of October 10, 2011:
Essay 37: Social Grace and the Mission of the Word
Essay 38: The Ninth Functional Specialty
Two Essays Added to Robert M. Doran, Essays in Systematic TheologyTwo new essays have been added in the week of September 26 to the e-book, Robert M. Doran, ESSAYS IN SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY: Essay 35, 'Social Grace,' and Essay 36, 'Functional Specialties for a World Theology.'
Robert M. Doran, What Does Bernard Lonergan Mean by 'Conversion'?Robert Doran's lecture, What Does Bernard Lonergan Mean by Conversion? delivered at University of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, on July 15, 2011, has been uploaded to the site in both audio mp3 format and as a PDF file.
A New Paper for Lonergan on the EdgeDuring the week of September 26, 2011, the following paper will be added to the proceedings of the 2011 "Lonergan on the Edge":
Mary P. Utzerath, Enlarging the Horizon of Transposition: Grace Considered from the Perspective of Lonergan’sWorldview
A New DissertationDuring the week of September 26, 2011, the following dissertation will be added to this site: Joseph C. Mudd, EUCHARIST AND CRITICAL METAPHYSICS: A RESPONSE TO LOUIS-MARIE CHAUVET’S SYMBOL AND SACRAMENT DRAWING ON THE WORKS OF BERNARD LONERGAN.
2011 Report from the Marquette Lonergan ProjectOn August 12 we will post on this site and on www.bernardlonergan.com a report from the Marquette Lonergan Project, detailing the events of the past year and letting people know what we have planned for the year ahead.
Greg Lauzon PDFs from Lonergan on the Edge 2009 and 2010As of today, June 21, there are now available on the site interactive PDFs of Greg Lauzon's presentations at the 2009 and 2010 Lonergan on the Edge events. The PDFs include audio and visual clips, including music composed by Greg and played by him on instruments that he designed and constructed.
2009: Lamenting at the Abattoir
2010: Bowsticks and Elemental Meaning
Link to LSN bibliographyThanks to Tad Dunne and Wayne Lott, we are now able to supply a link to the regularly updated version of the bibliography of all published works ever included in the LONERGAN STUDIES NEWSLETTER. The link is http://www.lonergan-lri.ca/sites/default/files/LSN Complete Bibliography_1.odt.
Two New DissertationsDuring the week of May 15, 2011, two new dissertations will be added to the site: James G. Duffy, "The Ethics of Lonergan's Existential Intellectualism," and Mary Patricia Utzerath, "Full, Conscious, and Active Participation: The Laity as Ecclesial Subjects in an Ecclesiology Informed by Bernard Lonergan".
Marquette Lonergan Events 2011-2012MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Lonergan Events 2011-2012
In the fall of 2009 and again in the fall of 2010, two events were sponsored at Marquette University which merited a commitment to ongoing continuity. In September of both 2009 and 2010, the Lonergan Society of Marquette University, a group of graduate students in theology and philosophy, sponsored a graduate student conference ‘Lonergan on the Edge,’ featuring a number of student speakers from up to 9 universities in the U.S. and Canada. And later in the fall each year, the Marquette Lonergan Project sponsored the first two colloquia on ‘Doing Catholic Systematic Theology in a Multi-Religious World.’
These two events will be sponsored again in the fall of 2011, and a third event, a colloquium on Lonergan, Philosophy, and Theology, will be sponsored in the spring of 2012.
A call for papers for ‘Lonergan on the Edge’ has already been issued. The fall colloquium, which in 2009 focused on the mission of the Holy Spirit in a multi-religious world, and in 2010 focused on the mission of the Word in the context of interreligious dialogue and understanding, will center attention this year on the mission of the Church, again in the same context.
The new colloquium, Lonergan, Philosophy, and Theology, is scheduled for March 1 and 2, 2012. All of these events will be held in the Beaumier Suites B and C in the Raynor Memorial Libraries. The schedule of these events is as follows.
LONERGAN ON THE EDGE: A Graduate Student Conference Sponsored by the Lonergan Society of Marquette University, September 16-18 2010. Special attention to the topic ‘Lonergan as a Reader of Aquinas’
DOING CATHOLIC SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY IN A MULTI-RELIGIOUS WORLD: The Third Annual Colloquium Sponsored by the Marquette Lonergan Project, November 2-3 2011. Major papers by Robert M. Doran, S.J., Marquette University; John D. Dadosky, Regis College, University of Toronto; and Susan Wood, S.C.L., Marquette University. Each lecture will be followed by a panel discussion and open conversation. Panelists will be invited from faculty at Marquette and other schools and from Marquette graduate students in theology.
LONERGAN, PHILOSOPHY, AND THEOLOGY: The First Annual Colloquium on this topic, March 1 and 2, 2012. Major papers by Mark Morelli, Loyola Marymount University, ‘Lonergan and Hegel’; Michael Sharkey, University of Wisconsin – Platteville, ‘Lonergan and Heidegger’; and William Rehg, S.J., Saint Louis University, ‘Lonergan and Habermas.’ Again, each lecture will be followed by a panel discussion and open conversation, with panelists invited from philosophy and theology departments at Marquette and elsewhere.
Visitors to Milwaukee may want to request accommodations at a special Marquette rate at the Ambassador Hotel, just off campus (2308 West Wisconsin Avenue, toll free: 877-503-2011).
A new e-bookDuring the week of March 28, there will be added to the site a new book: Bernard J.F. Lonergan Tra Filosofia e Teologia, ed. Cloe Taddei Ferretti. The book is uploaded to the site with the kind permission of Istituto Italiano Per Gli Studi Filosofici, Naples, Italy.
Addition, week of March 14, 2011Essay 34 in the e-book by Robert M. Doran, ESSAYS IN SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY, will be uploaded at some point this week. The essay is entitled 'What Is the Gift of the Holy Spirit?' This was the Emmett Doerr Lecture for 2009 at Marquette University, and the first lecture in the initial colloquium at Marquette on 'Doing Catholic Systematic Theology in a Multi-religious World.'
Addition, week of March 7, 2011Essay 33 in the e-book by Robert M. Doran, ESSAYS IN SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY, will be uploaded at some point this week. The essay is entitled 'Lonergan's Ethics and Ignatian Election,' It updates reflections already contained in Essays 18, 19, 27, and 30.
Additions, week of February 28, 2011Jeremy Blackwood, "Elements of a Methodical Understanding of Eastern Christian Mysticism" under Scholarly Works/Articles. An abstract will appear soon.
Jeremy Blackwood, "Lonergan and Rahner on the Natural Desire to See God." Under Scholarly Works/Articles. An abstract will appear soon.
Robert M. Doran, Essays in Systematic Theology, Essay 32: "Sanctifying Grace, Charity, and Divine Indwelling: A Key to the NEXUS MYSTERIORUM FIDEI"
Addition of article, Matthew Peters, Scotus: An Initial Lonerganian TreatmentMatthew Peters is taken by Lonergan's comment "Five hundred years separate Hegel from Scotus ... That notable interval of time was largely devoted to working out in a variety of manners the possibilities of the assumption that knowing consists in taking a look. The ultimate conclusion was that it did not and could not." This article represents Peters' initial foray into the writings of Scotus with that historical comment in mind. It appears here under "Scholarly Works / Articles."
Additions to Doran, Essays in Systematic Theology, week of February 21 2011Robert M. Doran, Essays in Systematic Theology 31: The Four ENTIA SUPERNATURALIA: Expanding the 1957 Hypothesis with Earlier Course Notes. This is a copy of the paper Doran read at the West Coast Methods Institute meeting at Loyola Marymount University in April 2009. It was his first effort to introduce Lonergan's 1951-52 notes into the discussion of the so-called four-point hypothesis of 1957 linking the four divine relations with four created participations/imitations. Reference is made to Doran's initial article on the question of transposing categories of grace, "Consciousness and Grace" (now the first of these Essays)and of the link between the 1951-52 notes and the position put forward in that article.
Additions to Doran, Essays in Systematic Theology, week of February 7 2011During the week of February 7, the following additions will be made to Doran, Essays in Systematic Theology (under Scholarly Works/Books):
27, The Abiding Significance of the Ethics of INSIGHT, lecture delivered at the 2008 Naples Conference
28, Spontaneity, Autonomy, and Cultural Critique: A Meeting Point for Lonergan and Girard, lecture delivered at West Coast Methods Institute 2008
29, Preserving Lonergan's Understanding of
Thomist Metaphysics: A Proposal and an Example, from LONERGAN WORKSHOP 21 (also available in Scholarly Works/Journals/LONERGAN WORKSHOP)
30, Discernment and Lonergan's Fourth Level of Consciousness, originally published in GREGORIANUM 2008
New additions to Doran, Essays in Systematic TheologyDuring the week of November 29, two new essays will be added to the e-book by Robert M. Doran, Essays in Systematic Theology. Both were originally published in Theological Studies and have been updated for uploading to the website:
'The Starting Point of Systematic Theology' and 'Addressing the Four-point Hypothesis.'
New additions to the site week of November 22Added this week:
(1) Proceedings of the Marquette colloquium "Doing Catholic Systematic Theology in a Multi-religious World": lectures by Robert M. Doran, Thomas Hughson, and Danielle Nussberger, plus panel discussions following each lecture; materials available in both pdf and audio mp3 format.
(2) Leo Serroul's doctoral dissertation, revised to make use of THE TRIUNE GOD: SYSTEMATICS.
(3) New articles by John Dadosky and Leo Serroul.
New additions to the site week of November 1During the week of November 1, 2010 a number of new items will be added to the site, including 13 articles, 1 book, and 2 lectures by Tad Dunne, 1 lecture by Mark Morelli, and 1 article by John Dadosky.
New additions to the site October 16/2010Since adding the journals LONERGAN WORKSHIP and METHOD: JOURNAL OF LONERGAN STUDIES, several other additions have been made to the site. The are:
(1) Proceedings of the Northwest Lonergan Symposium, January 30, 2010, Seattle University -- audio recording
(2) Proceedings of Lonergan on the Edge, Marquette University, September 17-19, 2010 -- audio recording and some pdf files
(3) Lonergan Research Institute Seminar conducted at Regis College, Toronto, 2003, by Daniel Monsour, with Robert Doran responding; title: Harmonious Continuation with the Order of This Universe in God's Self-Communication -- audio recording by Greg Lauzon
(4) Faculty Seminar conducted at Regis College 2004 by Robert Doran, 2004, on 'Reception and Elemental Meaning' -- audio recording by Greg Lauzon
(5) Lonergan Research Institute Seminar coneducted at Regis College, Toronto, 2004, by Robert Doran, on his paper 'Complicate the Structure' -- audio recording by Greg Lauzon
(6) Lecture 2005 at Regis College by Robert
Doran, 'Ignatian Elements in the Thought of Bernard Lonergan' -- audio recording by Greg Lauzon
(7) Interview 2006 by Dorothy Cummings with Robert Doran at Lonergan on the Edge, Regis College -- audio recording by Greg Lauzon
(8) Doctoral Dissertation by John Little: Lonergan's Intentionality Analysis and the Foundations of Organization and Governance