2016 Lonergan on the Edge CFP

The 2016 Lonergan on the Edge CFP is now available! Our theme this year is “The Spirit of Vatican I?” and we aim to explore Lonergan and other major figures in mid-Twentieth Century Catholic theology and philosophy not primarily in light of their influence on Vatican II, but the influence of Vatican I and the 19th Century upon them. On our panelists this year are Jennifer Newsome Martin (University of Notre Dame), Grant Kaplan (St. Louis University), and Jeremy Wilkins (Boston College). Our keynote speaker is Eric Mabry (Lonergan Research Institute/Regis College, University of Toronto). Proposals are due July 31st and topics outside the theme will be considered.

Also, don’t miss the call for the 4th Annual M. Shawn Copeland Presentation in Contextual Theology, an extended (45 minute) and funded (travel, lodging) presentation slot in the conference schedule reserved especially for the strongest proposal focusing on the relationship between Contextual Theologies and Lonergan Studies. If you wish for your proposal to be considered for the Copeland Presentation, please let us know.

CFP is below:



LotE13: M. Shawn Copeland Presentation in Contextual Theologies

The Lonergan Society is happy to announce the first installment of the M. Shawn Copeland Presentation in Contextual Theology, an annual, funded graduate student presentation on the intersection of contextual theology and Lonergan studies. A presentation flyer is attached below for general distribution.  This year’s presentation is:

“Contextual Theology, Meaning, and Religious Communications,” Dr. Andrea Stapleton, Loyola University Chicago, 

Friday, September 20th, 1:00-1:50 pm in Raynor Memorial Library Conference Center

M. Shawn Copeland Presentation in Contextual Theology

LotE13 Panel: Grace, Consciousness, and Conversion

On Saturday, September 21st, this year’s Lonergan on the Edge panel will take place in the Raynor Memorial Library conference center. Starting at 10am, Dr. J. Michael Stebbins of Avera Health, Dr. Steven Cone of Lincoln Christian University, Dr. L. Matthew Petillo of Boston College, Nick DiSalvatore, doctoral candidate in theology at Boston College, and Jen Sanders, doctoral student in theology at Boston College will be discussing “Grace, Consciousness, and Conversion” in Bernard Lonergan’s philosophy and theology. Lonergan on the Edge presentation sessions will continue that afternoon. A flyer with all of the relevant information is attached below for general distribution.

Grace, Consciousness, and Conversion Panel Flyer


LotE13 Keynote: Dr. Jeremy Blackwood

On Friday, September 20th, Dr. Jeremy Blackwood will be presenting this year’s Lonergan on the Edge keynote address. Dr. Blackwood will be speaking at 5pm in the Raynor Memorial Library conference center and his paper is titled, “Misbehavin’ in the Not Numerous Center: Karl Rahner’s The Trinity, Theological Method, and Liberation”. A flyer with the relevant information is provided below for general distribution:

Blackwood Keynote Flyer

M. Shawn Copeland Presentation in Contextual Theology

At last year’s Lonergan on the Edge, the Lonergan Society hosted a panel discussion on Lonergan’s thought and Black Theology. The panel consisted of Dr. M. Shawn Copeland of Boston College, Rev. Bryan N. Massingale of Marquette University, Dr. John Nilson of Loyola University in Chicago and two Marquette University doctoral candidates in theology, Duan Loynes, Sr. and David Horstkoetter. The panel was, to say the least, a rousing success. In light of the fruitful conversation, the Lonergan Society has organized a funded presentation at future Lonergan on the Edge meetings. The presentation is set out for papers engaging the intersection of Lonergan’s thought and contextual theologies. Attached below is the CFP we distributed this year. Though submissions for LotE13 have been closed for some time, if you have research that would be appropriate, please consider submitting a proposal next year. Information will be posted here and distributed via our e-mail list in Spring of 2014.

M. Shawn Copeland Presentation in Contextual Theology (CFP)

And, as always, please feel free to e-mail or tweet us with any questions.