Sep 17-19, 2010
Lonergan on the Edge 2010
Marquette University

Sep 17-20, 2010
Lonergan on the Edge
Marquette University

In 2006 Dorothy Cummings and Christiaan Jacobs-Vandegeer, then graduate students at Regis College, Toronto, organized a conference at which the speakers would be people interested in and influenced by Bernard Lonergan who were not college or university professors, and so who did not usually get a chance to speak publicly about their interests or about Lonergan’s influence on their work and lives. The conference was an immense success. During the 2008-2009 academic year, graduate students at Marquette University, who had heard about the original event, decided not only to sponsor a second ‘Lonergan on the Edge’ conference but also to see whether this could become an annual event at the University. The students formed their own official student group, The Lonergan Society at Marquette University, and put out a call for papers among graduate students in North America interested in Lonergan. They also invited Greg Lauzon, a principal force in the dissemination of Lonergan’s work who had spoken at the original conference, to present one of the papers. Again, the conference was an enormous success, and the Lonergan Society at Marquette University decided to make this an annual event.

Much of the proceedings of the 2009 conference have been uploaded to this site, and now we offer you the proceedings from 2010.

A schedule of all the papers delivered in the conference appears below.

Friday, September 17, 2010

2:00 pm Opening Remarks
Jeremy Blackwood – President, LSMU
Dr. Susan Wood – Chair, MU Theology

2:30 pm Matt Sanders, Boston College
Lonergan and Corn: The Industrial Food System and the Longer Cycle of Decline

3:00 pm Paul Monson, Marquette University
The Cosmopolis of Elfland: Bernard Lonergan and G.K. Chesterton in Dialogue

3:50 pm Burke Thompson, Boston College
Unreal or Unintelligible?: J.ME. McTaggart and Bernard Lonergan on Time

4:20 pm Greg Lauzon, Marquette Lonergan Project
Bowsticks and Elemental Meaning

5:10 pm Keynote Address, John Volk, Marquette University
What Is Divine Justice?


Saturday, September 18, 2010

10:40 am Johathan Heaps, Boston College
This Restless Handmaid: Lonergan, Blondel, and "Christian" Philosophy over the Edge

11:30 am Gregory Floyd, Boston College
Meaning and Being in Lonergan and Ricoeur

12 noon Andrew Barrette, Loyola Marymount University
Lonergan and Metaphor: Reevaluating Nietzsche's Dialectic

1:30 pm Matt Peters, Marquette University
Lonergan, Hegel, and the Point about Viewpoints

2:20 pm Panel Discussion: Lonergan on the Edge of Philosophy and Theology
Dr. Frederick Lawrence, Boston College; Dr. Paul St. Amour, St. Joseph's University; James Taylor, Boston College; Ben Suriano, Marquette University

Sunday, September 19, 2010

10:10 am Nick Olkovich, University of Toronto
Reinterpreting the Doctrine of Original Sin: An Evolutionary and Sociological Synthesis

10:40 am Juli Vazquez, Marquette University
The Meaning of Participation in Lonergan's Four-point Hypothesis

11:10 am Gregorio Montejo, Marquette University
Divinization in Lonergan: How the Light of Glory Participates in and Imitates Filiation according to the Four-point Hypothesis

12 noon Donald Wallenfang, Loyola University-Chicago
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The Achievement of David Tracy

12:30 pm Anne Carpenter, Marquette University
T.S. Eliot's FOUR QUARTETS and an Interpretation of Robert Doran's Work



Available contributions from this conference:
  1. Jeremy Blackwood and Dr. Susan Wood, Opening Remarks
  2. Matt Sanders, Lonergan and Corn: The Industrial Food System and the Longer Cycle of Decline
  3. Paul Monson, The Cosmopolis of Elfland: Bernard Lonergan and G.K. Chesterton in Dialogue
  4. Burke Thompson, Unreal or Unintelligible? J.ME. McTaggart and Bernard Lonergan on Time
  5. Greg Lauzon, Bowsticks and Elemental Meaning
  6. John Volk, What is Divine Justice?
  7. Jonathan Heaps, This Restless Handmaid: Lonergan, Blondel, and “Christian” Philosophy over the Edge
  8. Gregory Floyd, Insight into Interpretation: Meaning and Being in Lonergan and Ricoeur
  9. Andrew Barrette, Lonergan and Metaphor: Reevaluating Nietzsche's Dialectic
  10. Matt Peters, Lonergan, Hegel, and the Point about Viewpoints
  11. Frederick Lawrence, Paul St. Amour, James Taylor, Ben Suriano, Panel Discussion: Lonergan on the Edge of Philosophy and Theology
  12. Nick Olkovich, Reinterpreting the Doctrine of Original Sin: An Evolutionary and Sociological Synthesis
  13. Juli Vazquez, The Meaning of Participation in Lonergan’s Four-Point Hypothesis
  14. Gregorio Montejo, Divinization in Lonergan: How the Light of Glory Participates in and Imitates Filiation according to the Four-Point Hypothesis
  15. Donald Wallenfang, Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The Achievement of David Tracy
  16. Anne Carpenter, T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets and an Interpretation of Robert Doran's Work
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