General Info for LotE13

Lonergan on the Edge 2013 at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Friday, September 20, 2013 – Raynor Memorial Library Conference Center

9am – 5pm: Presentation Sessions

1pm: M. Shawn Copeland Presentation in Contextual Theology

5pm: Keynote Presentation from Dr. Jeremy W. Blackwood

6:30pm: Reception (Off Campus)

Saturday, September 21, 2013 – Raynor Memorial Library Conference Center

10am: “Grace, Consciousness, and Conversion” Panel with Dr. J. Michael Stebbins, Dr. Steven Cone, and Dr. L. Matthew Petillo.

1:30pm – 4pm: Presentation Sessions

4:30pm: Mass at the Basilica of St. Josaphat (Off Campus)

6pm: Cook Out (Off Campus)

As much as we would like not to have to ask for anything at all, we do have to deal with some expenses. Therefore, we asking for a $20 contribution toward the cost of the food and libations offered on Friday and Saturday nights, if you attend these events. This keeps costs low enough that we’re one of the cheapest conferences you’ll find, while still ensuring that we can get to know one another while having plenty of food and fun. We will be collecting that money beginning first thing on Friday, so please have it ready.

Directions to all off campus events are forthcoming…


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.

2012 Lonergan on the Edge Call for Papers

LOE Flyer

The Lonergan Society at Marquette University will be hosting the fourth annual Lonergan on the Edge graduate student conference on September 21st and 22nd (Friday-Saturday), 2012, on the campus of Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There will be no specific theme other than the general interest in Lonergan studies, and papers of any topic related to that interest will be considered. However, on the second day of the conference there will be a panel discussion on “Lonergan and Black Theology,” and papers related to that topic, as well as the intersection of Lonergan’s thought with political theology/philosophy, feminist theology/philosophy, and/or liberation theology, are especially encouraged.

Paper presentations will be a total of 30 minutes: 20 minutes of presentation, 10 minutes for discussion. Proposals should be prepared for blind review (i.e., no names on the paper itself, just the title) and submitted in the form of a 1-page, double-spaced abstract. Email to no later than Monday, July 9th, 2012. Submission results will be announced no later than Monday, July 23rd, 2012.

Keynote Speaker: Eric Morelli, Emory University, Atlanta

Panel Discussion on “Lonergan and Black Theology”

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Featuring Dr. M. Shawn Copeland, Boston College;

Rev. Bryan N. Massingale, STD, Marquette University, Milwaukee;

Dr. Jon Nilson, Loyola University, Chicago;

Duane Loynes, Sr., doctoral student in theology at Marquette University;

David Horstkoetter, doctoral candidate in theology at Marquette University

Lonergan on the Edge 2011

A Graduate Student Conference
Inspired by the Thought of Bernard J.F. Lonergan, S.J.

WHEN: Friday, September 16 to Saturday, September 17, 2011

WHERE: Raynor Library Conference Center, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

WHAT: Presentations span both philosophy and theology and place Lonergan’s thought in dialogue with a variety of topics and thinkers, such as human rights, forensic science, liturgical minimalism, phenomenology, Christ’s experience of pain, intellectual and psychological conversion, Balthasar, Aquinas, Sontag, and Rothko. Speakers include graduate students not only from Marquette but also from Boston College, Loyola Marymount University, University of Toronto, University of St. Thomas (Houston), and Loyola University Chicago. (Exact schedule with presenter names and presentation titles and times to follow.)

In addition, on the second day of the conference there will be a panel discussion on “Lonergan as a Reader of Aquinas,” and admission is free. See the attached flyer for details on the panel.

Those who are interested can contact Jeremy Blackwood ( or Matt Peters ( for more information.

Fr. Bernard Lonergan, S.J., was a Canadian Jesuit Priest born in Buckingham, Quebec. He was a philosopher-theologian, an economist, and a student of methodology. He taught at Loyola College (Montreal) (now part of Concordia University), Regis College (Toronto), the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Harvard University, and Boston College.
He is the author of Insight: A Study of Human Understanding (1957) and Method in Theology (1972). In Insight he worked out what he called a Generalized Empirical Method, and in Method in Theology he showed how this method elucidated the structure and process of work in theology.
“Lonergan is considered by many intellectuals to be the finest philosophic thinker of the twentieth century.”~Time Magazine

The Lonergan Society of Marquette University