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The Lonergan Society at Marquette University will be hosting the sixth annual Lonergan on the Edge graduate student conference on September 19th and 20th, 2014 on the campus of Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Papers on any topic related to an interest in Lonergan Studies will be considered. Anyone without a PhD who is currently enrolled in graduate school or who has attended graduate school within the last 5 years is welcome to submit, and all are welcome to attend.

This year’s conference will welcome Rev. Joseph Ogbonnaya of Marquette University as keynote speaker on September 19th. The panel on September 20th will discuss “Lonergan and the Question(s) of Ethics” and will feature Dr. Patrick Byrne of Boston College, Dr. Cynthia Crysdale of Sewanee, University of the South, and Rev. Philip Rossi, S.J. of Marquette University and graduate students Nick Olkovich of University of Toronto and Jennifer Fenton of Marquette University.

In addition, this year’s conference will feature the second installment of the M. Shawn Copeland Presentation in Contextual Theology—an annual, funded graduate student presentation on the intersection of Contextual Theology and Lonergan Studies. The graduate student awarded the M. Shawn Copeland Presentation in Contextual Theology will have the opportunity to present their work in an expanded format of 30 minutes presentation, 15 minutes Q&A, and will receive financial support for travel and accommodations. Special consideration will be given to those submissions that creatively and constructively advance both an area of Contextual Theology and a relevant aspect of Lonergan Studies. Students interested in applying for the M. Shawn Copeland Presentation in Contextual Theology should follow the regular submission instructions below while also indicating by email their interest in the award.

Regular paper presentations will be a total of 30 minutes: 20 minutes presentation, 10 minutes Q&A. All 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. Only one submission per person will be considered.

Email your abstract to [email protected] no later than July 7th, 2014. Submission results will be announced no later than July 21nd, 2013. Email [email protected] with any questions. Or visit lonergansociety.wordpress.com.

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