Can’t decide whether or not to submit an abstract for this year’s Lonergan on the Edge conference? Perfect! Write about that experience through a Lonerganian lens, and submit it! This year’s theme is the Art of Decision-Making, and the call for papers is now available. The conference will take place September 18-19, based out of Marquette University. Paper proposals are due July 31, 2020 to email@example.com. See the CFP for details: Lonergan CFP 2020.
We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Patrick H. Byrne (Boston College) and Dr. Nicholas Olkovich (Corpus Christi College/St. Mark’s College, Vancouver) as our invited speakers.
At this point, we are preparing for the gathering to take place in-person, though options for remote attendance and the possibility of an entirely online conference are being explored. We will keep you updated as decisions are made, but we fully expect the conference to occur in some form.
Below are a few starting places for understanding Lonergan’s thought on decision:
-“Discernment and Lonergan’s Fourth Level of Consciousness” Robert M. Doran, SJ, available at https://lonerganresource.com/pdf/books/1/30%20-%20Discernment%20and%20Lonergan’s%20Fourth%20Level%20of%20Consciousness.pdf. Doran explores the difference between “decision” in Lonergan’s Insight and his later Method in Theology, and also argues for a connection to St. Ignatius of Loyola’s methods for making a good election.
-In Bernard Lonergan’s Insight, see Chapter 18: The Possibility of Ethics.
-In Bernard Lonergan’s Method in Theology, see Chapter 2: The Human Good, and Chapter 4: Religion, section 2: Self-Transcendence.
-In Bernard Lonergan’s Understanding and Being: The Halifax Lectures on Insight, see “The Possibility of Ethics,” section 1 of Chapter 10. (Available in Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan, Volume 5, Second Edition, eds. Elizabeth A. Morelli and Mark D. Morelli (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1990)
-Patrick Byrne (one of our scheduled speakers for September!) offers an approach to ethics that builds on Lonergan’s work. See The Ethics of Discernment: Lonergan’s Foundations for Ethics (University of Toronto Press, 2016).
-For an introduction to Lonergan’s thought in general, see Bernard Lonergan, “Self-transcendence: Intellectual, Moral, Religious,” in Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan, Volume 17: Philosophical and Theological Papers 1965-1980, eds. Robert C. Croken and Robert M. Doran (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004), 313-331.