Nov 04-05, 2010
The Second Annual Colloquium in Systematic Theology Sponsored by the Marquette Lonergan Project, Marquette University
Doing Catholic Systematic Theology in a Multi-religious World, Second Colloquium
The Marquette Lonergan Project hopes to sponsor an annual colloquium on the subject ‘Doing Catholic Systematic Theology in a Multi-religious World’ and to place the proceedings of the project on the website sponsored by Marquette University, www.lonerganresource.com. These are the proceedings of the second colloquium, held at Marquette University on November 4-5, 2010. Three lectures were presented:
November 4, 4:00 pm, Robert M. Doran, S.J., Marquette University, ‘Social Grace and the Mission of the Word’
November 5, 10:00 am, Thomas Hughson, S.J., Marquette University, ‘Classical Christologies and Social Justice: Why the Divinity of Christ Matters’
November 5, 2:00 pm, Danielle Nussberger, Marquette University, ‘The Spirit of Truth: Receiving and Communicating the Word in Dialogue’
A panel of Professors Paul LaChance of St Elizabeth's College in Morristown, NJ, John Dadosky of Regis College, Toronto, and Susan Wood of Marquette University responded to Professor Doran's paper.
A panel of Professors Darren Dias of St Michael's College, University of Toronto, and Bryan Massingale of Marquette University, and Marquette graduate student Juliana Vazquez responded to Professor Hughson's paper.
And a panel of Professor Randall Rosenberg of Fontbonne University and Marquette graduate students Jeremy Blackwood and Anne Carpenter responded to Professor Nussberger's paper. Open discussion followed each panel presentation.
PDF files of the papers and panelists’ remarks are presented here, as well as MP3 recordings of the proceedings.
Available contributions from this conference:
Robert M. Doran, S.J., Social Grace and the Mission of the Word
The paper picks up on "What Is the Gift of the Holy Spirit?" from the 2009 Colloquium. After an introduction tying the notion of social grace to the scale of values, which are the litmus test for the genuineness of the presence and activity of the Holy Spirit irrespective of confessional boundaries, the three main sections of the paper treat: (1) preliminary theological doctrines regarding the divine missions, (2) the invisible mission of the divine Word in its connection with faith as the knowledge born of religious love and with the scale of values and social grace, and (3) some of the parameters of the visible mission of the Word in Jesus of Nazareth in connection with the scale of values, now employed as a way of understanding the reign of God announced by Jesus; links are made in the third section to the notion of revelation developed by Charles Hefling in line with Lonergan's position on the human beatific knowledge of Christ.
Paul LaChance, John Dadosky, Susan Wood, Panel Response to Robert Doran
Responses to Robert Doran, Social Grace and the Mission of the Word, by Paul LaChance, John Dadosky, and Susan Wood.
Thomas Hughson, S.J., Classical Christology and Social Justice: Why the Divinity of Christ Matters
The paper proceeds through five sections to argue that Classical Chalcedonian Christology is essential to the theological understanding of the commitment to social justice. The five sections are:
(1) Faith and Social Existence: An Ecumenical Problematic
(2) Framing Reception of Chalcedon: Revision or Appropriation?
(3) Appropriating Chalcedon
(4) The Logos: Ultimate Source of Social Justice
Highlighted paragraphs were omitted in oral delivery, which can be heard on the corresponding mp3 recording.
Darren Dias, Bryan Massingale, Juliana Vazquez, Panel Response to Thomas Hughson
Responses to Thomas Hughson, Classical Christology and Social Justice, by Darren Dias, Bryan Massingale, and Juliana Vazquez.
Danielle Nussberger, The Spirit of Truth: Receiving and Communicating the Word in Dialogue
Abstract and paper to be supplied soon. Recording is now available.
Randall Rosenberg, Jeremy Blackwood, Anne Carpenter, Panel Response to Dr. Nussberger
A panel response to Danielle Nussberger, The Spirit of Truth: Receiving and Communicating the Word in Dialogue.