Marquette Lonergan Project
The Marquette Lonergan Project has as its objective to assist in preserving, promoting, developing, and implementing the work of Jesuit theologian, philosopher, economist, and methodologist, Bernard Lonergan, S.J. Marquette University's unique contributions to the Lonergan enterprise are found at the two web sites www.bernardlonergan.com (primary archival material) and www.lonerganresource.com (secondary materials, including back issues of Lonergan Workshop and Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies). In addition, the General Editor of the Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan, Robert M. Doran, S.J., is on the faculty of Marquette's Department of Theology, and makes his contribution to this set of volumes (University of Toronto Press) with the help of Marquette's Department of Theology.
The Project also sponsors annually a Colloquium on "Doing Catholic Theology in a Multi-Religious World." Work is now going forward on another website, which when launched will be called www.lonerganforbeginners.com. As its name indicates, this site will be devoted to introducing people to Lonergan's thought.There is also a student organization connected with the Project. The Lonergan Society at Marquette University is dedicated to reading and appropriating the thought of Bernard J. Lonergan, S.J. The Society maintains a Lonergan Reading Group and hosts the annual "Lonergan on the Edge" graduate student conference, at which students from different universities present papers and enjoy one another's fellowship. The website of the Lonergan Society is http://lonergansociety.wordpress.com/.
The Marquette Institute in Christian Doctrine aims to provide Catholic elementary school teachers an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the Catholic tradition and to discuss with fellow teachers better ways and means for communicating the Catholic faith to the children they teach.
The two-week Summer Institute is conducted by one of Marquette's theologians. It consists of brief introductory lectures on the cultural and religious circumstances of contemporary American society, on the role of Catholicism and Catholic schools in that environment, and on basic Christian doctrines (God, creation, sin, Christ, salvation, church, sacraments, the resurrection) and their meaning in contemporary culture. Contact Dr. Patrick Carey for information.
Luther Studies are alive and well in the Theology Department at Marquette University. Under the leadership of professors Mickey Mattox and Markus Wriedt, the department not only offers numerous courses in Luther Studies and Reformation theology, but also sponsors the Colloquium in Reformation Theology, where students and professors are encouraged to share the results of their research.
The interdisciplinary seminar on the Jewish Roots of Eastern Christian Mysticism is designed as the internet version of an ongoing research seminar of graduate students in the Department of Theology.
The seminar is directed by Alexander Golitzin, a professor of eastern Christian theology. The seminar started in March 2002 as an attempt to investigate Jewish mystical traditions in the eastern Christian theological and liturgical texts. It was thought that the seminar would help initiate and inspire the discussion about the Jewish influences on eastern Christian mysticism among a broader audience. If you have an idea or a theme which can be part of the Jewish Roots of Eastern Christian Mysticism Project, please contact the project moderator, Andrei Orlov.
The Karl Rahner Society includes biographical and bibliographical information about Rahner, information about the society and its membership, convention papers, and links to other sites on Rahner. The Karl Rahner Society was founded in 1991 by American scholars to promote: study of Karl Rahner's writings; publication of critical editions of his works in English; reflection on his thought and on works which carry forward the spirit of Rahner's enterprise, especially in the fields of theology and philosophy; collaboration with other scholarly groups concerned with his work. In these ways, the Society hopes to make a contribution to the ongoing reception and assessment of Karl Rahner in Church and society.
This site gathers and distributes information about the academic study of St. Thomas Aquinas (a.d. 1225-1274), the Italian Dominican Saint. It is published by Mark Johnson.
This site identifies several ways in which the relationship of religion, science, and technology are explored at Marquette University. Among these are (1) courses taught by a systematic theologian involving Marquette natural and human scientists as well as courses team-taught with them, (2) the Albertus Magnus Circle through which faculty representing various disciplines explore issues at the boundaries of theology, philosophy, and the natural and human sciences, (3) the Haught-Zygon Project by Honors Program students who coordinate articles in the premier religion-science journal Zygon with topics covered by John Haught in Science and Religion: From Conflict to Conversation, (4) an introduction to the Interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Ethics, and (5) the endeavors of the Theology and Global Warming Interest Group of the Catholic Theological Society of America. Jame
Schaefer administers the site.
Interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Ethics
Marquette University's Interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Ethics (INEE) provides undergraduate students with the intellectual resources needed to reflect on the ethical dimensions of environmental issues. Relevant courses in the humanities, natural sciences, and applied disciplines develop the knowledge and skills necessary for addressing these issues. The minor culminates in a capstone seminar during which students collaborate in researching a particular environmental problem, identifying the ethical issues pertaining to it, and developing approaches to its resolution. When appropriate and feasible, students serve in private and public organizations, government agencies, and businesses that are addressing the problem. Students are encouraged to take courses in their primary fields of study that complement INEE and to draw upon them during their capstone experiences. This INEE web page is administered by Jame Schaefer who directs the program.
Seminar on Phenomenology and Hermeneutics
The Seminar on Phenomenology and Hermeneutics is an outgrowth of a group which began in 1996 on the initiative of Dr. Pol Vandevelde and Mr. John Meech in order to read and discuss the works of Edmund Husserl, the founder of phenomenology. The group, which continues to investigate central texts in phenomenology and hermeneutics, has also provided a forum for graduate students preparing theses in philosophy and theology to present and defend their ideas.
Graduate students and current faculty in the Theology Department at Marquette University interested in theologies that intersect with contemporary political, social, economic, and cultural life conduct this seminar to deepen projects, broaden interests, and provide a public, scholarly forum in the theology department where people of similar interests can exchange ideas. The title, “Political Theologies,” invokes a broad frame of reference and does not limit further discussions to the school of thought known as “Political Theology.” We share with it a meaning of “Political” more common in Europe than in the US, and that includes economic and cultural dimensions of contemporary societies.