Doran, Robert:The Triune God: Systematics on Divine Processions as Intelligent EmanationsA lengthy article written by Doran in preparation for a book-length manuscript, The Trinity in History. This article provides an extensive commentary on the second chapter of The Triune God: Systematics. Further commentary articles on this volume will be forthcoming.
Tad Dunne:A Philosophy of ArtPublished as "What Do I Do When I Paint?" Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies 16/2 (Fall 1998) 103-132
Tad Dunne:Being in LoveThis article originally appeared in Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies 13/2 (Fall 1995) 161-175. Three addenda are added at the end that incorporate materials made generally available after the publication of this article. The author includes them here to help researchers cover as many bases as possible.
Tad Dunne:College and the Christian Vision 2Originally Published: "College and the Christian Vision," Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 4:4 (Fall 2001) 122-132. The final section entitled The Christian College is the addition indicated by the 2 in the title.
Tad Dunne:Consciousness in Christian Community[Originally appeared as "Consciousness in Christian Community," in M. Lamb, ed, Creativity and Method: Studies in Honor of Bernard Lonergan (Marquette University Press, 1980) pp 291-303.]
Tad Dunne:DesirePublished in The New Dictionary of Catholic Spirituality, ed. Michael Downey, Liturgical Press, 1993.
Tad Dunne:ExperiencePublished in The New Dictionary of Catholic Spirituality, ed. Michael Downey, Liturgical Press, 1993
Tad Dunne:Glossary of EthicsMany of these definitions are drawn, at least in part, from two generally available Internet sources. The first is from the University of San Diego (http://ethics.sandiego.edu/LMH/E2/Glossary.asp, Retrieved on April 2, 2009). The second is part of a site designed to meet the needs EDECEL Foundations London Examinations re Religion in Relation to Philosophy, Ethics and Morality (www.rsweb.org.uk/ ethics/glossary.html Paper 4, Unit D1). I have shortened or amplified some of these definitions. Others I have composed based on my own studies. Terms from certain other sources are indicated in the endnotes.
-Tad Dunne, PhD. Siena Heights University. 2010
Tad Dunne:Christian Theological Ethics: A Brief HistoryChristian Theological Ethics: A Brief History
I: The Scriptural Witness
II: Turn to Philosophy
III: Ethical Systems
IV: Faith & Works
V: Turn to the Subject
VI: 20th Century Issues
Tad Dunne:A History of Technology and the Human ConditionContents:
1. Images and Symbols
2. Universal Order and Theory
3. Experiment and Plausibility
4. Praxis and Human Studies
Appendix: Study Guide
Tad Dunne:Generalized Empirical Method in EthicsPrepared for the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy by Tad Dunne
Monday, March 24, 2003
Tad Dunne:Method in Theology: A SummaryA summary of the views of Bernard Lonergan, taken from his book, Method in Theology.
Tad Dunne:The Question of God
Tad Dunne:Sources of Key Terms of Lonergan61 key terms that appear in Lonergan's works, followed by the main primary sources. Full bibliographic data of works cited appear at the end. Reprinted from Tad Dunne, Doing Better: The Next Revolution in Ethics (Marquette University Press, 2010)
John Dadosky:Healing the Psychological Subject: Towards a Fourfold Notion of ConversionAbstract: This paper addresses some of the developments in the theoretical reflection on conversion following Lonergan's threefold differentiation of conversion as intellectual, moral, and religious, and it also addresses the issues arising from this development. Specifically, the paper begins by focusing on the contributions of Robert Doran (psychic conversion) and Bernard Tyrrell (affectional conversion). Each has made significant contributions to integrate further Lonergan's theories into psychology. There follows an attempt to situate these developments in light of Lonergan's comments concerning 'affective' conversion in an attempt to bring some clarity and succinctness to the discussion.
John Dadosky:Sacred Symbols as ExplanatoryThis paper uses the thought of Bernard Lonergan,
Clifford Geertz, Mircea Eliade and Robert Doran, to investigate sacred symbols. It argues that certain primary sacred symbols in a community function in an explanatory way.
The paper concludes by illustrating how key symbols function in three religions:
a native American religion, Christianity and Buddhism. The paper argues that besides attending to the symbols of a religion, it is also necessary to pay attention to the concrete drama of daily living if we are to be able to interpret the symbols correctly.
Leo Serroul:Lonergan and Teilhard on the Mystical Body of Christ: A Dialogue of CategoriesThis paper was delivered at the Lonergan Workshop, Boston College, on 21 June 2006. The author begins: "To honor St. Ignatius of Loyola on the 450th anniversary of his birth into glory, I will bring Bernard Lonergan and Teilhard de Chardin into dialogue on a general and a particular topic central to the Spiritual
Exercises, and central to the work of these exemplary sons of Ignatius. Lonergan's theology of the Holy Trinity is the general topic, and the particular is Teilhards Christology."
Matthew Peters:Scotus: An Initial Lonerganian Treatment
Jeremy Blackwood:Elements of a Methodical Understanding of Eastern Christian MysticismChristian mystical writing expresses symbolically the complexities of conscious experience identified by Bernard Lonergan as 'differentiations of consciousness.' In order for the insights of such literature to penetrate theoretic systematic theology, there must be effected a theoretic account of conscious experience that is of sufficient depth to account for the differentiations witnessed to by mystical writing. This article attempts a preliminary effort of that type by taking key elements of the MACARIAN HOMILIES as pointers to further areas requiring systematic theoretic development. Building on the suggestions of three scholars working within a Lonergan-grounded horizon, this article articulates a theory of the divinely enraptured subject as revelatory and suggests that such a position is a theoretic account of the symbolically-expressed grasp of conscious experience articulated in the MACARIAN HOMILIES.
Jeremy Blackwood:Lonergan and Rahner on the Natural Desire to See GodThe question of the natural desire for God was raised prominently in the twentieth century by Henri de Lubac in SURNATUREL (1946), and his position was most famously responded to by Karl Rahner with his suggestion of a supernatural existential. Bernard Lonergan's work did not play a major role in this conversation, but a response grounded in his work can be constructed. This article is such a response, comparing Karl Rahner's theology of the supernatural existential with Bernard Lonergan's articulation of obediential potency. Lonergan's understanding of obediential potency is articulated first, stressing its links to universal order and human social reality. This is followed by a presentation of Rahner's supernatural existential, before it is shown that, while the two are similar, Lonergan's notion of obediential potency is a better systematic position on the relation between nature and grace.
John D. Dadosky:Mertons Dialogue with Zen: Pioneering or Pass?This paper engages those thinkers who have called into question Thomas Mertons 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 Mertons 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.
Terrance Quinn:An Emergent Transdisciplinary Methodology for Effective Collaboration in Ecological EconomicsThis article is available for direct download by the publisher at:
In ecological economics, common themes notwithstanding, there is a lack of consensus in basic views, with no signs of convergence. All the while, ecological, economic, and social crises continue to deepen globally. A question arises: philosophical speculation and mathematical modeling aside, how can we make progress in theory and praxis when there are mutually incompatible views and sources are transdisciplinary? This article describes a transdisciplinary methodology for effective collaboration that is already emergent in ecological economics, but which has not yet been identified. The method employed in the paper allows for but also is an extension of traditional empirical method. One looks not only to output (of, for example, disciplines) but also to operative methods generative of output. And so, for example, in the effort to interpret an authors writings, one adverts not only to familiar sources of data but also to ones own experience. Within this broader focus, components of the methodological solution to the problem in ecological economics begin to come into view. More specifically, sample texts from the literature reveal eight distinct but mutually dependent modes of thought and expression (or, in other words, eight distinct tasks). Four are past-oriented, and four are future-oriented. It also becomes evident that, at this time in history, these modes often are inadvertently combined in semi-random, fragmentary, and counter-productive ways. By the same token, however, when looking to future possibilities, emergent in contemporary ecological economics is a potential methodology for effective collaboration that will be explicitly centered on the eight modes identified. Because it will be grounded in operative methods rather than discipline-specific output, the methodology will be transdisciplinary functional collaboration.