2011 Chancellor's Lecture Explores Spiritual and Theological Approaches to the Mystery of the Trinity

On Friday November 18, 2011, Professor Robert M. Doran, S.J. presented the 2011 Regis College Chancellor's Lecture to a full house. Entitled "Trinitarian Elements in a Theology of Religion: A Tribute to Frederick E. Crowe," Father Doran explored recent developments in the integration of spiritual and theological approaches to the Mystery of the Trinity.

The text of the lecture may be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Professor Doran is Professor and holder of the Emmett Doerr Chair in Catholic Systematic Theology at Marquette University, General Editor of Collected Works of Lonergan, and co-Founder and Director Emeritus of the Lonergan Research Institute at Regis College in Toronto.

The focus of Professor Doran's current research is the theology of grace and the analogies for understanding the Trinity. He is also working on the integration of Lonergan's work with Girard's mimetic theory.  He is the author of articles in a number of professional journals (e.g., Theological Studies, The Thomist, Journal of Religion, Communio, Toronto Journal of Theology, Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies), and of several books, including Theology and the Dialectics of History (University of Toronto Press, 1990/2001) and What Is Systematic Theology? (University of Toronto Press, 2005).

Recently published articles include: The Starting Point of Systematic Theology, Theological Studies 67 (2006) 750-76; "Ignatian Themes in the Thought of Bernard Lonergan, Toronto Journal of Theology 22 (2006) 39-54; "Ignatian Themes in the Thought of Bernard Lonergan: Revisiting a Topic That Deserves Further Reflection," Lonergan Workshop 19 (6002) 83-106; "Addressing the "Four-Point Hypothesis," Theological Studies 68 (2007) 674-82; "Summarizing 'Imitating the 'Divine Relations: A Theological Contribution to Mimetic Theory,'" Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture 14 (2007) 27-38; "Lonergan and Girard on Sacralization and Desacralization," Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 63 (2007) 1171-1210; "System Seeking Method: Reconciling System and History," in Il Teologo e la Storia: Lonergan's Centenary, ed. Natalino Spaccapelo and Paul Gilbert (Rome: Gregorian University, 2006) 275-99; "Empirical Consciousness in Insight: Is Our Conception Too Narrow?" in The Importance of Insight, ed. John  Liptay and David Liptay (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007) 49-63; "Being in Love with God: A Source of Analogies for Theological Understanding," Irish Theological Quarterly 73 (2008) 227-42; "Imitating the Divine Relations: A Theological Contribution to Mimetic Theory," forthcoming in Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies; "Discernment and Lonergan's Fourth Level of Consciousness," forthcoming in Gregorianum.

Regis College is the Jesuit School of Theology at the University of Toronto.

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