Lonergan envisaged that his work would yield “ongoing collaboration” among intelligent and faithful men and women. The week-long Lonergan Workshop held every summer has brought hundreds of people into that cooperative venture.

At the Workshop, scholars deeply engaged in Lonergan studies make a gift of their lectures and presentations, and participants who are just beginning find themselves included and encouraged. Friendship and hospitality radiate from the Workshop director and founder, Professor Fred Lawrence and his wife, Sue Lawrence. The Workshop includes discussions groups intended for people at every level of expertise, reports on applications, and work-in-progress and seminars on Lonergan’s major writings.

“Schedule of Probabilities”

In memory of Philip McShane and Robert M. Doran, SJ, among others.

For Zoom link and passcode, email bclonergan@gmail.com.

All times listed are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Monday, June 21

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • The 2021 Lonergan Workshop, “Zoom Version,”: Introduction by Frederick Lawrence
  • Greg Lauzon introducing and remembering Robert Doran, SJ.
  • Joseph Gordon rem. Robert Doran, SJ: “Psychic Conversion and Christian Scripture.”
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Jeremy Blackwood rem. Robert Doran, SJ: “Robert Doran’s Contributions to Interiority and Soteriology.”
  • Randall Rosenberg rem. Robert Doran, SJ: “The Spiritual Exercise of Memento Mori: Insights from Robert Doran in Conversation with Emmanuel Levinas.”
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Sally McShane: “Introducing Philip McShane.”
  • Robert Henman: “A Tribute to Philip McShane.”
  • Alexandra (Sandy) Gillis rem. Philip McShane: “Thoroughly Understand What it is to Understand.”

Tuesday, June 22

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Paul O’Hara rem. Philip McShane: “Quantum Entanglement and Emergence.”
  • James Duffy rem. Philip McShane: “My Superpower is Walking Slowly.”
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Terrance Quinn rem. Philip McShane: “McShane’s Invitation to the Academy and the Economy.”
  • Bruce Anderson rem. Philip McShane: “The Need for Dialectics in Legal Theory.”
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Paul Kidder: “Healing and Creating in Architecture.”
  • Glenn (Chip) Hughes: “The Most Frightening Sentence (To Me) in Insight.”
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Neil Ormerod rem. Robert Doran, SJ: “The Beatific Vision from a Trinitarian Perspective.”
  • Tom Halloran rem. Philip McShane and others: “‘A Fateful Call…’” (cf Method p113; CWL 14:109): A Tribute to Phil McShane (and Conn O’Donovan and Mike Shute!).”

Wednesday, June 23

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Louis Roy, OP: “Ambiguities in Pope Francis’s Message of Mercy.”
  • Ligita Ryliskyte, SJE: “How Wide is the Law of the Cross? The Transformation of Malum Poenae“
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • William Mathews, SJ, rem. Robert Doran, SJ: “Notes Towards Appropriating Our Transcendental Notions.”
  • Gerard Whelan, SJ, rem. Robert Doran, SJ: “Bob Doran and Pope Francis as ‘Probably the First Non-Classicist Pope.’”
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Joseph Ogbonnaya rem. Robert Doran, SJ: “Three Memoirs on Fr. Bob Doran.”
  • William George rem. Robert Doran, SJ: “Questioning the Human by Turning to the Sea: Towards an Ocean Ethics.”

Thursday, June 24

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Ivo Coelho, SDB, rem. Philip McShane: “Philip McShane: Reminiscences.”
  • Francisco Paco Galan rem. Philip McShane: “Efficiently Cherishing Our Quest and Ideas: A Humble Tribute to Phil.”
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Chae Young Kim rem. Philip McShane: “Jonathan Edwards and Bernard Lonergan on Religion with Remembrance of Philip McShane’s Embracing Heart.”
  • Cecilia Francisco-Tan: “Authority as Self-Transcendence: A Renewed Theology in an Age of Crises.”
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Cyril Orji rem. Robert Doran, SJ: “Racial Bias and Discrimination: How Did Lonergan Get It so Right?”
  • Michael McLaughlin rem. Robert Doran, SJ: “Robert Doran’s Thesis 87 on the Trinity in History and Ascetic Pneumatology after Augustine: Back to the Sources.”

Friday, June 25

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Thomas McPartland rem. Rodney Kilcup: “Bernard Lonergan and a Second Axial Age: In Memoriamfor Rodney Kilcup.”
  • Andrew Barrette: “Finality and Friendship: Bernard Lonergan’s Relationship to Joseph Maréchal.”
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Patrick Byrne: “Climate Change Denial: Uncertainty and Probability.”
  • Jeremy Wilkins: “On Political Superstition.”
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Brian Braman: “‘Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold’: Slouching Towards Modernist Architecture.”
  • Taylor Nutter, Amy Maxey, Roberto de la Noval, Trevor Anderson, and Thomas Bowers: “Insight Among Friends.”
4:00 p.m.
  • Closing remarks, Frederick Lawrence.

We were unable to host the 2020 Workshop due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we did gather the community together online to share tributes and memorials of Lonergan Scholars. We are still working to edit recordings of those tributes, but you can start to view those Zoom sessions on our Youtube page.