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Second International Lonergan Workshop, Regis College, Toronto, August 1-6, 2004

The recorded proceedings of the Second International Lonergan Workshop, held at Regis College, Toronto, August 1-6, 2004, are here presented for the first time in electronic media. The recordings are the work of Greg Lauzon. They can be expected to be uploaded to this site during the week of August 4, 2014

Lonergan Workshop Proceedings, 2003-2007

During the week of May 19, 2014, audio proceedings of five Boston College Lonergan Workshops (2003-2007) will be uploaded to this site. The audio recording and restoration is the work of Greg Lauzon.

Marquette Lonergan Project Colloquium: Launching a Systematic Theology Project

The fifth annual Colloquium on 'Doing Catholic Systematic Theology in a Multi-religious World' was held at Marquette University, November 7-8 2013. The purpose was to launch a collaborative project in Systematic Theology. The project is coordinated by Darren Dias, University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, and Neil Ormerod, Australian Catholic University.
On November 7, Robert Doran delivered the annual Doerr Lecture, 'The Structure of Systematic Theology,' which expresses something of the inspiration behind the proejct. On November 8, the morning session was devoted to a panel discussion on issues raised in Doran's lecture, including the list and order of topics in a new systematics. The discussion will influence changes in the list and order presented in Doran's paper. The afternoon session on November 8 consisted largely of a Skype presentation by Neil Ormerod of his paper, "The Grace-Nature Distinction and the Future of Systematic Theology," and a discussion with Professor Ormerod on his paper.

The proceedings of the colloquium presented here include:

(1) a PDF of Doran's paper, 'The Structure of Systematic Theology,' in the form in which it was delivered; note again that the list and order of topics will be modified, based on the discussion on the morning of November 8;

(2) 13-FC1: a recording of Doran's lecture from audio file: 131107-000);

(3) For later uploading: 13-FC2: a recording of the panel discussion on the morning of November 8 (from audio file 131108-000); panelists include Darren Dias (coordinator), John Dadosky, Joseph Mudd, Randall Rosenberg, Susan Wood, Jeremy Blackwood, Joseph Ogbonnaya, Juliana Vazquez, Joe Gordon, Jonathan Heaps, Brian Bajzek, Bryan Massingale, and Ryan Hemmer;

(4) 13-FC3: an audio recording of the Skype session with Neil Ormerod and discussion led by Jeremy Blackwood(from audio file 131108-002).

Audio recordings by Greg Lauzon.

Robert Doran, 2006 Regis College Course 'Lonergan's Late Writings' (coming soon)

In the spring semester of 2006 Robert Doran taught a graduate seminar at Regis College, Toronto, entitled "Lonergan's Late Writings." Participants included Jeffrey Allen, Jorge Zurek, Mary Jo McDonald, Ravi Michael Louis, and Joseph Ogbonnaya. The seminar was recorded by Greg Lauzon. The available materials include PDF files of the lectures and recordings of each class. The original schedule of the course prevailed through most of the semester, but a backup occurred on March 16. All scheduled writings of Lonergan's were discussed by the end of the course.

For each class except March 16 and April 6 (when the discussion was led by Mary Jo McDonald and Ravi Michael Louis), there is a PDF of Doran's lecture. All sessions were recorded. The proceedings are outlined as follows:

January 5:
PDF: Later Lonergan Lecture 1.pdf, 5 January 2006. Opening Comments and 'INSIGHT Revisited.'
MP3: PCD 06-LLW1A: Class 1, Part 1: Intro Lecture and comments on 'INSIGHT Revisited' to end of first paragraph on p. 5 of lecture.
MP3: PCD 06-LLW1B: Class 1, Part 2: Further comments on 'INSIGHT Revisited,' covering remainder of 'Later Lonergan Lecture 1.pdf.'

January 12:
PDF: Later Lonergan Lecture 2.pdf, 12 January 2006. 'Philosophy of God, and Theology.'
MP3: PCD 06-LLW2A: Class 2, Part 1: 'Philosophy of God, and Theology' to p. 3, section 6 in 'Later Lonergan Lecture 2.pdf, still part of first lecture ('Philosophy of God').
MP3: PCD 06-LLW2B: Class 2, Part 2: Further comments on 'Philosophy of God, and Theology' covering remainder of 'Later Lonergan Lecture 2.pdf' and remainder of Lonergan's lectures.

January 19:
PDF: Later Lonergan Lecture 3.pdf, 19 January 2006. Larkin-Stuart Lectures.
MP3: PCD 06-LLW3A: Class 3, Part 1: 'A New Pastoral Theology.'
MP3: PCD 06-LLW3B: Class 3, Part 2: 'Variations in Fundamental Theology.' 'Sacralization and Secularization.'
'The Scope of Renewal' was not discussed due to time constraints.

January 26:
PDF: Later Lonergan Lecture 4.pdf, 26 January 2006. 'Dialectic of Authority,' 'Method: Trends and Variations,' 'Aquinas Today: Tradition and Innovation.'
MP3: PCD 06-LLW4A: 'Dialectic of Authority.'
MP3: PCD 06-LLW4B: 'Method: Trend and Variations,' 'Aquinas Today.'

February 2:
PDF: Later Lonergan Lecture 5.pdf, 2 February 2006. 'Moral Theology and the Human Sciences,' 'Self-transcendence: Intellectual, Moral, Religious,' 'Mission and the Spirit.'
MP3: PCD 06-LLW5A: 'Moral Theology and the Human Sciences.'
MP3: PCD 06-LLW5B: 'Self-transcendence: Intellectual, Moral, Religious.' 'Mission and the Spirit.'

February 9:
PDF: Later Lonergan Lecture 6.pdf, 9 February 2006. 'Prolegomena to the Study of the Emerging Religious Consciousness of Our Time,' 'Christology Today: Methodological Reflections,' 'Healing and Creating in History.'
MP3: PCD 06-LLW 6A 'Prolegomena to the Study of the Emerging Religous Consciousness of Our Time.'
MP3: PCD 06-LLW 6B: 'Christology Today: Methodological Reflections.'
'Healing and Creating in History' was postponed to the following week.

February 16:
Scheduled topics: 'Religious Experience,' 'Religious Knowledge,' 'The Ongoing Genesis of Methods'.
PDF: Later Lonergan Lecture 7.pdf, 16 February 2006. PDF treats all three of these lectures, but the discussion began with 'Healing and Creating in History' and then moved to 'Religious Experience' and 'Religious Knowledge.'
MP3: PCD 06-LLW7A: 'Healing and Creating in History' (left over from previous week). 'Religious Experience' (discussion led by Jeffrey Allen).
MP3: PCD 06-LLW7B: Questions on 'Religious Experience.' Then discussion of 'Religious Experience' (again led by Jeffrey Allen).
'The Ongoing Genesis of Methods' was postponed till the following week.

March 2:
Scheduled topics: 'The Human Good', 'Natural Right and Historical Mindedness.'
PDF: Later Lonergan Lecture 8.pdf, 2 March 2006. PDF begins with 'The Ongoing Genesis of Methods,' and then treats both scheduled lectures.
MP3: PCD06-LLW8A: 'The Ongoing Genesis of Methods' (left from the previous week).
MP3: PCD06-LLW8B: 'The Human Good.' 'Natural Right and Historical Mindedness' (discussion begun).

March 9:
Scheduled topics: 'Theology and Praxis' and 'Questionnaire on Philosophy: A Response.'
PDF: Later Lonergan Lecture 9.pdf, 9 March 2006. The PDF treats both scheduled papers.
MP3: PCD06-LLW9A: 'Natural Right and Historical Mindedness' (continued from previous class).
MP3: PCD06-LLW9B: 'Beginning of discussion of 'Theology and Praxis.'

March 16:
Scheduled topic was 'Philosophy and the Religious Phenomenon' but the class still used Later Lonergan Lecture 9.pdf, and 'Theology and Praxis and 'Questionnaire on Philosophy.'
PCD 06-LLW10A: 'Theology and Praxis.'
PCD 06-LLW10B: Q&A on 'Theology and Praxis,' then 'Questionnaire on Philosophy.'

March 23:
Scheduled topics were 'Horizons and Transpositions and 'A Post-Hegelian Philosophy of Religion,' but the class discussion was on 'Philosophy and the Religious Phenomenon' and 'Horizons and Transpositions.'
PDF: Later Lonergan Lecture 10.pdf. 'Philosophy and the Religious Phenomenon.' 'Horizons and Transpositions.'
PCD06-LLW11A: 'Philosophy and the Religious Phenomenon.'
PCF06-LLW11B: 'Philosophy and the Religious Phenomenon' (continued) and 'Horizons and Transpositions.'

March 30:
PDF: Later Lonergan Lecture 11.pdf. 'A Post-Hegelian Philosophy of Religion' and 'Reality, Myth, Symbol.'
PCD06-LLW12A: 'A Post-Hegelian Philosophy of Religion.'
PCC06-LLW12B: 'Reality, Myth, Symbol.'

April 6: Oral presentations (no pdf).
MP3: PCD06-LLW13A: 'Pope John's Intention' (Mary Jo McDonald).
MP3: PCD06-LLW13B: 'Unity and Plurality: The Coherence of Christian Truth' (Ravi Michael Louis).










Four Additions to Robert M. Doran, Essays in Systematic Theology: An E-book

During the week of November 11, 2013, the following four essays will be added to the E-book by Robert M. Doran, ESSAYS IN SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY:

48: 'No Other Gospel': Ecclesial Integrity in the Appropriation of Vatican II

49: Invisible Missions: The Grace that Heals Disjunctions

50: The Renewal of Theology (Convocation Address at University of St. Michael's College, 2 November 2013)

51: The Structure of Systematic Theology (2)

Robert Doran, 1980 Regis College Course "Psychic Conversion and Contemporary Spirituality"

"Psychic Conversion and Contemporary Spirituality" was one of Robert Doran's first courses taught at Regis College, Toronto. It was offered in the fall semester, 1980. Someone recorded all of the classes except the first, and the recordings are here made available. A written transcription of Doran's notes for the first class as well as his notes for one portion later in the course where the recording was deficient are also available here. The course are a good introduction to the notion of psychic conversion.

Audio restoration was done by Greg Lauzon.

Eventually Doran's handwritten notes for the lectures will be scanned and uploaded to the site.

The following materials are available:

80-PCCS Course outline: PDF outline of the entire course. The outline will enable you to know what is covered in each of the recordings.

Lecture 1.pdf: PDF notes for the first class, September 1, 1980

Lecture 2, Class 2, September 15, 1980
80-PCCS1A
80-PCCS1B
MP3 recordings of first half of this class

80-PCCS2A
80-PCCS2B
MP3 recordings of second half of this class

Lecture 3, Class 3, September 22, 1980
80-PCCS3A
80-PCCS3B
MP3 recordings of first half of this class

80-PCCS4A
80-PCCS4B
MP3 recordings of second half of this class

Lecture 4, Class 4, September 29, 1980
80-PCCS5A
80-PCCS5B
MP3 recordings of first half of this class

80-PCCS6A
80-PCCS6B
MP3 recordings of second half of this class

Lecture 5, Class 5, October 6, 1980
80-PCCS7A
80-PCCS7B
MP3 recordings of first half of this class

80-PCCS8A
80-PCCS8B
MP3 recordings of second half of this class

Lecture 6, Class 6, October 20, 1980
80-PCCS9A
80-PCCS9B
MP3 recordings of first half of this class
80-PCCS10A&B
MP3 recording of second half of this class

Lecture 7, Class 7, November 3, 1980
80-PCCS11A&B
MP3 recording of first half of this class

80-PCCS12A
MP3 recording of first part of second half of this class
80-PCCS12B
80-PCCS 12b.pdf: Second part of second half of this class PDF only

Lecture 8, Class 8, November 10, 1980
MP3 recording of first half of this class
80-PCCS13A
First part of first half of this class

80-PCCS13B
Second part of first half of this class

80-PCCS14A
First part of second half of this class

80-PCCS14B
Second part of second half of this class

Lecture 9, Class 9, November 17. 1980
80-PCCS15A
First part of first half of class

80-PCCS15B
Second part of first half of class

80-PCCS16A
First part of second half of class

80-PCCS16B
Second part of second half of class

Lecture 10, Class 10, November 24, 1980

80-PCCS17
First part of first half of class

80-PCCS18
Second part of first half of class

80-PCCS19
First part of second half of class

80-PCCS20
Second part of second half of class

Lecture 11, Class 11, December 1, 1980

80-PCCS21A
First part of first half of class

80-PCCS21B
Second part of first half of class

80-PCCS22A
First part of second half of class

80-PCCS22B
Second part of second half of class

Lecture 12, Class 12, December 8, 1980

80-PCCS23A
First part of first half of class

80-PCCS23B
Second part of first half of class

80-PCCS24A
First part of second half of class

80-PCCS24B
Second part of second half of class







Recordings of CTSA 2012 Interest Group on Lonergan (in process)

The 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."

Recordings of 2002 Lonergan Workshop, Boston College (in process)

We present here audio recordings of the proceedings of the 2002 Lonergan Workshop at Boston College, conducted under the auspices of Fred and Sue Lawrence.

The events recorded here are:

02LW1A, John Haughey, S.J., Lonergan's Foundations of Human Rights

02LW1B, Response to Haughey by David Hollenbach, S.J., Question Session

02LW2A, James Robertson Price, Method in Ethics and Program Planning

02LW2B, Question Session Following Price's Lecture

02LW3A, Andrea Bartoli, Inter-religious Dialogue

02LW3B, Question Session Following Bartoli's Lecture

02LW4, John Ranieri, Individual and Group Bias: A Girardian Reading, followed by Question Session

02LW5A, David Burrell, Narratives Competing for Our Souls: The Middle East Crisis as Our Crisis

02LW5B, Question Session Following Burrell's Lecture

02LW6A, Robert M. Doran, The Unified Field Structure for Systematic Theology: A Proposal

02LW6B, Question Session Following Doran's Lecture

02LW7, J. Michael Stebbins & Kenneth R. Melchin, Developing Ethics in Business

02LW8B, J. Michael Stebbins, Making Lonergan Accessible to Practical People: A Report from the Field, Questions Following the Lecture (the recording of 02LW8A, the actual lecture, was corrupt)

02LW9, Kenneth R. Melchin, Mediation & Insight: Contributions to the Field of Conflict Resolution from the Work of Lonergan

02LW10A, Joe Lynaugh & Charlie Mulligan, Experiment in Economic Development

02LW10B, Question Session Following Lynaugh & Mulligan

02LW11A, Francisco Quijano, The Desire for Beatitude and the Transcendental Notion of Value

02LW11B, Question Session Following Quijano's Lecture

02LW13A, Patrick Byrne, Ethics in a Growth Economy

02LW13B, Question Session Following Byrne's Lecture

02LW14, John Dadosky, Obscurantism and the True Believer

02LW15A, Panel Discussion, The Ambiguities of Globalization, Part 1

02LW15B, Panel Discussion, The Ambiguities of Globalization, Part 2

02LW16A, Sebastian Moore, The Risen Life Now

02LW16B, Questions Following Moore's Lecture

02LW17A, Phyllis Wallbank, The Learner's Evolving Sense of Time

02LW17B, Questions Following Phyllis Wallbank's Lecture

02LW18A, David Levy, Reflections on Ontology and Responsibility in Hans Jonas

02LW18B, Questions Following Levy's Lecture







Discussions at the 1970 Lonergan Congress

As 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.

999A-1
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

1002A-2&B-1 (TR1002A&B)
Quesnell moderating. People sharing with regard to their papers. Includes Carl Bauer, Nouwen, McCarthy, McKenzie, Dunne, Ong, Going, Rexroth, Quesnell.

1004B-2
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.

1007A (TR1007A)
Discussion of foundations, symbols. Novak, O’Dea, Lawrence, Gilkey, Ogden, Burrell, Dupré

1009A (TR1009A)
O’Dea, Flanagan, Davis, and especially valuable contributions from Meynell. Very worthwhile discussion at times, especially from Meynell’s contributions.

1012A-2&B-1 (TR1012A&B)
O’Connor leads. Buck, Johnson, Buck, Heelan. Curran. Barden. Ryan.

1012B-2 (TR1012B)
Same group. O’Connor leads. Buck. Braaten. Johnson. Heelan. Curran. Gorres.























Marquette Lonergan Project Colloquium: Lonergan's Economics and the Global Financial Crisis

Spring 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, 2012

The 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 Globalization

On 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 2012

The 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:
  1. Jonathan Heaps, True Story: Lonergan, Ricoeur, and Explanatory Narrative
  2. Joseph Gordon, The Subject, Scripture, and Theological Interpretation
  3. Brian Himes, The Lonerganian Supernatural Existential? The Offer of Being in Love Unrestrictedly as Grace
  4. Nicholas DiSalvatore, Staying in Love with God: Resolving an Ambiguity regarding Grace as Cooperative
  5. Ryan Miller, From Practical Reason to Natural Law: A Lonergan Rhonheimer Dialectic
  6. Stephanie Rumpza, Words in the Flesh: Lonergan, Merleau-Ponty, and the Philosophy of Language
  7. Burke Thompson, Simmel and Lonergan on Transcendence
  8. Michael Dennis, Realms of Meaning, Realms of Negation
  9. Andrew Barrette, An Initial Consideration of the Way to the Halfway House
  10. Patrick Hoburg, Lonergan's Appropriation of Hegel: Through the Lens of Philosophical Hermeneutics
  11. Eric Morelli, After Theory: A Commonsense Approach to Interiority
  12. Panel Discussion, Lonergan and Black Theology
  13. Damian Cleary, Lonergan and Social Constructionism
  14. Timothy Hanchin, The Preferential Option for the Poor and the Disinterested Desire to Know
  15. Theo Manahan, On Lonergan's Institutions and Althusser's State Apparatuses
  16. Clayton Shoppa, The Politics of Univocity and Analogy

All files are currently available here.


Interest Group on the Thought of Bernard Lonergan, CTSA

The 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 Conference

To 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 Conference

To 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 Thesis

The 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 Context

The 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 Theology

The 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 Books

In 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 Installment

This 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 Dissertation

In 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 1-2

With 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 THEOLOGY

Essay 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 THEOLOGY

Four 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 Dissertation

Thanks 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 Dissertation

During 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 World

During 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 2011

The 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 2011

Jonathan 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 Lonergan

The 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 2-3

MARQUETTE 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, robert.doran@marquette.edu.

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 Theology

Added 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 Theology

Two 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 Edge

During 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 Dissertation

During 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 Project

On 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 2010

As 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 bibliography

Thanks 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 Dissertations

During 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 2011-2012

MARK 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-book

During 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, 2011

Essay 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, 2011

Essay 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, 2011

Jeremy 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 Treatment

Matthew 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 2011

Robert 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 2011

During 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 Theology

During 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 22

Added 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 1

During 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 16/2010

Since adding the journals LONERGAN WORKSHIP and METHOD: JOURNAL OF LONERGAN STUDIES, several other additions have been made to the site. The are:

Under Events/Conferences:

(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

Under Events/Lectures:

(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




Uploading Lonergan Workshop and Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies

The site now contains back issues of LONERGAN WORKSHOP and METHOD: JOURNAL OF LONERGAN STUDIES. The volumes appear as full issues of the journals. We hope that individual downloadable articles will be uploaded soon. Tables of contents of each volume are now listed with the respective volumes. Thanks to all for your patience on this relatively minor technicality!

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