Boston College student Hiutung Chan has successfully defended a dissertation, ‘Search of Transcendent Order in the Violent World: A Theological Meditation of Laozi’s Daode Jing and Augustine’s De Trinitate,’ which was prepared under the supervision of Mark S. Heim.

‘My methodology … makes heuristic use of Bernard Lonergan’s study of the fourfold operation of human consciousness as experience, understanding, judgment and decision. This general description of human consciousness is a useful framework to draw out similarities and differences in these texts.’

Doctoral students are invited to advise us of the completion of their work so we can pass along a congratulatory word and notice of their accomplishment. They are also invited to donate a (bound or unbound) copy of their completed doctoral projects to the LRI library.