Integrar al trascender

En el mundo mediado por la significación y motivado por el valor, la objetividad es sencillamente la consecuencia de la subjetividad auténtica, de la atención genuina, de la inteligencia genuina, de la racionabilidad genuina y de la responsabilidad genuina. Las matemáticas, las ciencias, la filosofía, la ética, la teología difieren de muchas maneras; pero tienen el rasgo común de que su objetividad es el fruto de la atención, inteligencia, racionabilidad y responsabilidad.

La conversión va desde la inautenticidad hasta la autenticidad. Es la rendición total a las exigencias del espíritu humano: está atento, sé inteligente, sé razonable, sé responsable, permanece enamorado.

Bernard Lonergan. Método en Teología, 1972.


Conocimiento y creatividad

La nuestra es una época de un cambio siempre creciente debido a una expansión siempre creciente del conocimiento. Operar a la altura de nuestra época es aplicar el mejor conocimiento disponible y las técnicas más eficientes para la acción coordinada de un grupo.

Tampoco basta con el conocimiento. Uno tiene que ser creativo. A la modernidad le faltan raíces. Sus valores carecen de equilibrio y de profundidad. Mucha de su ciencia es destructiva del hombre. Los católicos en el siglo XX enfrentan un problema semejante al que enfrentó Aquino en el siglo XIII. Entonces la cultura greco arábiga se estaba diseminando por Europa occidental y, si no había de destruir la Cristiandad, había de conocerse, asimilarse, transformarse. La moderna cultura el día de hoy, en muchas maneras más estupenda que cualquiera de las que han existido, está surgiendo alrededor de nosotros. También debe conocerse, asimilarse, transformarse. Ese es el asunto de hoy.

El captar el asunto contemporáneo y el responder a su reto exige, pues, un esfuerzo colectivo. No es el individuo sino el grupo quien transforma la cultura. El grupo lo hace así mediante su preocupación por la excelencia, mediante su capacidad de esperar y dejar que maduren los asuntos, mediante sus perseverantes esfuerzos por entender, mediante su discernimiento de lo que es a la vez simple y profundo, mediante su demanda de lo que es de primera clase y mediante su horror ante la mera destructividad.

Bernard Lonergan

Segunda Colección 1966-1972


The Journal of Macrodynamic Analysis

Ours is a time of ever increasing change due to an ever increasing expansion of knowledge. To operate on the level of our day is to apply the best available knowledge and the most efficient techniques to coordinated group action. – B. Lonergan, 1972.

The Journal of Macrodynamic Analysis is a publication of The Department of Religious Studies Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

The intent of this journal and website is to act as a forum for new ideas and applications of macrodynamics. Responses to each article are encouraged and will be posted on the JMDA website. A selection of the responses may also appear in a subsequent issue, with an opportunity for the author to respond.
Thus, the articles in the JMDA, although peer-reviewed, are meant to be considered as works in progress, each contributing towards a larger collaborative project.
The formatAlthough the JMDA does not currently appear in printed form, nor, unless demand takes an unexpected upturn, will it do so in the future, the standardised formatting available through the use of Adobe Acrobat (PDF files) allows us to proceed as if it were. Therefore pagination becomes standardised and not dependent on the browser of the particular reader, making referencing easier. The reader can download either the entire issue or individual articles, and treat them as ‘offprints.’

Lonergan Research Institute

The Lonergan Research Institute at Regis College in the University of Toronto has the mission to preserve, promote and develop the work begun by Bernard Lonergan. The Institute’s library contains the primary works, published and unpublished, of Lonergan, as well as the books and dissertations of authors writing on Lonergan’s thought. The activities of the Institute include:

  • preserving the primary written and audio recorded material with an electronic database that document the development of Lonergan´s work,
  • maintaining the most complete primary and secondary sources of Lonergan-related material in the world, that contain copies of Lonergan’s published books and articles, in successive editions and in translations and other books, articles theses and dissertations written about Lonergan,
  • editing and publication of the projected twenty-five volumes Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan in collaboration with the University of Toronto Press,
  • publishing the Lonergan Series with the University of Toronto Press that to date include ten books based upon or focused on Lonergan’s work,
  • restoration and digitization of over 500 hours of recorded lectures by Lonergan, dating from 1957 to the early 1980s, and the transfer to compact disc of the Institute seminars, the Boston College Lonergan Workshop lectures, the annual Bernard Lonergan Lecture in Systematic Theology at Regis College.
  • developing a project in Systematic Theology which is related to the annual Bernard Lonergan Lecture in Systematic Theology,
  • ongoing research and writing of Frederick Crowe, Robert M. Doran and Daniel Monsour.
  • offering through Regis College a Lonergan Studies Program that offers a diploma at a basic or advanced degree level on the work of Lonergan and current developments being made on his thought.

Sydney Lonergan Centre

The Centre exists to promote the ongoing work of Bernard Lonergan, SJ. His life’s work was to produce a Method in Theology that met the standards set by modern science, modern history and modern scholarship. The Lonergan Centre of Sydney, which Fr Fred Crowe SJ of the Lonergan Research Institute helped Peter Beer bring to Australia, sets out in a broad way to continue Bernard Lonergan’s work by advancing theology and philosophy that both meets the high standards of today’s world and addresses some of the more important issues pertaining to philosophy, theology and methodology.

The Centre’s activities focus on our Library, hosting the Australian Lonergan Workshop, Publications and being a focal point for Lonergan studies in Australia. The Centre’s personnel and associates range in interests ranging from theology and philosophy to science, education and law.

The Director of the Lonergan Centre of Sydney is Fr Peter Beer, SJ. The Secretary of the Lonergan Centre of Sydney is Dr Matthew Ogilvie, to whom enquiries about the Centre may be addressed.

The Director of our sister-centre, the Melbourne Lonergan Centre, is Fr Tom Daly, SJ.

Los Angeles Lonergan Center

Los Angeles Lonergan Center

Associated School: Loyola Marymount University
The Los Angeles Lonergan Center makes available in a single location a range of research materials for use by visiting scholars. The Center’s collection was established by Timothy P. Fallon SJ and maintained by him for many years at Santa Clara University. After Tim Fallon’s death the Center collection was transferred to Loyola Marymount University and is currently maintained by Mark D. Morelli.

The Lonergan Web

Since March 1996, The Lonergan Web has been developing a vitual place for colaboration in Lonergan studies. The site includes an introductory section for those who are new to Lonergan, the Lonergan Studies Newsletter online that include lists from 1980 to the present of published works, book reviews, dissertations and theses, conferences and courses, current projects, and notes on people in Lonergan studies. Interviews, Book Reviews, Economics, research resources which include lists of the Lonergan´s Colleted Works , Studies bibliography, Primary and Secondary Sources, Articles, a Glossary Project, Debate amoung Lonergan scholars, Thesis Abstract Index , , , , , ,

In association with the Lonergan Research Institute the Lonergan Web Site proudly presents the Lonergan Studies Newsletter Newsletter on-line edited by Tad Dunne. The Newsletter has archives since 1880 and is the most current source of information in Lonergan Studies. Its regular sections include lists of recently published works, book reviews, dissertations and theses, conferences and courses, current projects, interesting notes on people in Lonergan studies and recent works that might interest Lonergan scholars. Files may be read online or downloaded.

Lonergan is considered by many intellectuals to be the finest philosophic thinker of the twentieth century-Time Magazine

Dublin Lonergan Centre

The Dublin Lonergan Centre is a research facility for the study of the works of the Canadian philosopher-theologian, Bernard Lonergan, S.J. It was founded in 1975 by Conn O’Donovan and Philip McShane, and was the first of such centres to be established outside the main centre in Toronto, Canada. Its collection of primary sources comprises his books and articles and tape recordings of his lectures. Its collection of secondary sources contains books, articles and theses on his work by other scholars, and invaluable author and subject catalogues to these resources.

Through this Centre the Millltown Institute is in contact with the Lonergan Research Institute, Toronto, and with scholars associated with other Lonergan Centres in various parts of the world. Dublin is associated with Bernard Lonergan in particular by the seminar on Method in Theology which he conducted in the Milltown Institute in the summer of 1971. The Centre continues to organize occasional conferences on themes relevant to the study of Lonergan’s works. In November 2004 it took part in the international conference on the works of Karl Rahner and Bernard Lonergan organized by the Milltown Institute to mark the centenary of the birth of both theologians. The papers of this conference have been published in the book, Christian Identity in a Postmodern Age: Celebrating the Legacies of Karl Rahner and Bernard Lonergan, edited by Declan Marmion S.M (Dublin: Veritas 2005).

Over the years various scholars have occupied the post of Director of the Centre. These may be listed as follows: C. O’Donovan, R. Moloney, D. O’Grady, H. Delaney. Currently Fr Raymond Moloney S.J., Emeritus Professor of Systematic Theology in the Milltown Institute, is in his second term as Director. The Centre may be reached by E-Mail to Milltown Park.The postal address is: The Dublin Lonergan Centre, Milltown Park, Dublin 6, Ireland.

The Lonergan Institute, Boston College

Lonergan Center Studies related to the work of the Jesuit theologian and philosopher Bernard Lonergan are fostered and advanced in the Lonergan Center at Boston College. Inaugurated in 1986, the Center houses a growing collection of Lonergan’s published and unpublished writings as well as secondary materials and reference works, and it also serves as a seminar and meeting room. Boston College sponsors the annual Lonergan Institute, which provides resources, lectures, and workshops for the study of the thought of Bernard Lonergan. The Institute also offers Post-Doctoral Fellowships and Master’s-Degree Scholarships. with applications forms and list of past Lonergan Fellows.

Two journals devoted entirely to Lonergan studies are published at Boston College.

The Lonergan Workshop journal, edited by Fred Lawrence, makes available to a wider audience the papers presented every summer, since 1973, at the Boston College Lonergan Workshop. Each annual volume typically contains ten essays or more, and reflects the “ongoing collaboration” that was Lonergan’s vision of the fruit his work would bear. Under the auspices of the Workshop journal, a number of monographs have also been published that carry Lonergan’s influence into a remarkable range of disciplines.

METHOD: Journal of Lonergan Studies is published twice a year, and includes articles by Lonergan scholars from all over the world. A number of Lonergan’s own essays were first published in METHOD, and several “symposium” issues have gathered essays on topics such as consciousness, theology and the human sciences, and philosophy of the religious phenomenon.

In addition the Lonergan Workshop also publishes collections from special weekend conferences as well as full-length studies.

  • Ethics in Making a Living. The Jane Jacobs Conference, edited by Fred Lawrence.
  • The Beginning and the Beyond. Papers from the Gadamer and Voegelin Conferences, edited by Fred Lawrence.
  • Communicating a Dangerous Memory. Soundings in Political Theology, edited by Fred Lawrence.
  • Old Things and New: A Strategy for Education, by Frederick E. Crow.
  • Three Thomist Studies. by Frederick E. Crowe, edited by Michael Vertin.

“The word Lonerganian has come up in recent days. In a sense there’s no such thing. Because what I’m asking people is to discover themselves and be themselves.”


12th International Conference on Thinking. Melbourne, Australia. July, 2005.

An introduction to the science of thinking
Tom Daly & John Little.
Centre for Research in Ethics and Decision-making in Organisations.
Australian Catholic University, Australia.

A science is a body of systematic and formulated knowledge. Bernard Lonergan, in Insight: A Study of Human Understanding (1956, 5th Ed., 1992) has a chapter on “The Canons of Empirical Method”, in which he briefly suggests that “empirical method … should be applicable to the data of consciousness no less than the data of sense” and would appropriately ”be named
generalized empirical method”. Just as Galileo showed how an inclined plane helps us to find intelligibility in motion, and Newton how prisms help us formulate and verify hypotheses regarding light, so exercises in questions, puzzles, and jokes help even children to find intelligibility in the data of consciousness, and to appreciate Aristotle’s distinction between intelligence and sensation. An interactive session of such exercises helps us discover a structure of learning that helps us make sense of the remarkable thinking skills developed in our generation.

The minder as integrator in individual and corporate thinking
John Little.
Centre for Research into Ethics and Decision-making in Organisations.
Australian Catholic University, Australia

Bernard Lonergan, in his philosophical exploration of thinking and of knowledge in Insight: a Study of Human Understanding (1956 or 1992), introduced the term Generalised Empirical Method (GEM). In this session participants will be invited to explore GEM experientially to discover their own mind’s minder and to appreciate its role as a contemporary tool, on the one hand for self-mastery and, on the other, for leading, influencing or facilitating change within the corporate mind. The efficacy of GEM derives from its personal validation and appropriation. As
such, it is a powerful tool for executive coaches to facilitate insight, reflective capacities and more effective decision-making within their executive clients. A template of Generalised Organisational Process, GOP, developed from the main features of GEM and the notion of minder, will shed fresh perspectives on the meaning of value-adding for a corporation and on the nature of its governance.

Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina

Instituto para la Integración del Saber
El paradigma hermenéutico como camino de confluencia interdisciplinaria.

  • Virginia R. Azcuy.
    Departamento de Investigación Institucional
    Pobreza urbana en la Argentina.

La Investigación Institucional y la Integración del Saber en la Universidad Católica Argentina

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Grupo de Investigación CosmópolisGrupo de Investigación Cosmópolis

Líneas de investigación

• El realismo crítico de Lonergan en el debate actual entre
realismo y anti-realismo
• Estudio del pensamiento Filosófico de Bernard J.F. Lonergan
• Estudio del pensamiento teológico de B. Lonergan
• Hacia una comprensión metódica de los métodos
• Las sistemáticas y las comunicaciones en teología


Grupo interdisciplinario con la Facultad de Teología de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, La Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de la Salle y el Departamento de Lenguas Extranjeras de la Universidad de los Andes. Clasificación ‘A’, COLCIENCIAS 2006-06-23.
El objetivo principal de este grupo de investigación es conocer a profundidad la obra filosófica, teológica, pedagógica y económica de Bernard J. F. Lonergan (1904: Buckingham, Québec, Canadá – 1984: Pickering, Ontario, Canadá), con el fin de discutirla, enriquecerla y apropiarla críticamente en los niveles del debate académico y la orientación de situaciones problemáticas de orden socio-cultural en Colombia y América Latina.


Rodolfo Eduardo DeRoux, S.J., Ph.D. -Director-.
PUJ Germán Neira,S.J., M.A.- Secretario General. PUJ
Mario Gutiérrez, S.J., Ph.D. PUJ
Octavio Romero, S.J., M.A. PUJ
Olga Consuelo Vélez, Ph.D. PUJ
Jesús León, M.A. PUJ
Jaime Barrera P., M.A. UNIANDES
José Raúl Monguí, M.A. ULASALLE
Francisco Sierra G., Ph.D. -Co-Director- PUJ

Líneas de investigación

1. Estudio, interpretación, crítica y prospectiva de la obra de Bernard J.F. Lonergan, Método en Teología (Orig. 1972. Trd. Cast. 1988). Proyecto: Publicación de comentarios críticos a las especializaciones funcionales del método, en especial: Fundamentos, Doctrinas, Sistemáticas y Comunicaciones.2. Estudio de las estructuras heurísticas metódicas de Lonergan y su papel en la interdisciplinariedad contemporánea. Proyecto: “Hacia una comprensión metódica de los métodos”. Explorar el rendimiento efectivo de una comprensión metódica de los métodos de algunas ciencias sociales y humanas, para un diálogo interdisciplinario productivo. 3. Pertinencia del enfoque realista crítico de Lonergan en el estudio y solución de problemas socio-culturales Colombianos y Latinoamericanos. Proyectos:
Publicar breves ensayos sobre temas coyunturales colombianos y latinoamericanos con aplicaciones y marcos de referencia en Lonergan. Ya hay ensayos inéditos sobre: Violencia, guerra, paz – Educación cosmopolita – Comunicación – Culturas – Configuraciones de la experiencia – Comunitarismo – Conversión política radical.
Publicar otros ensayos sobre estética japonesa. Publicación de conferencias de los miembros del grupo.
Publicación de traducciones de artículos selectos.


* DeRoux, Rodolfo & M. Lamb, Pan para todos. Aportes a una teología por el pobre, Bogotá, CEJA, 2000.
* Sierra, Francisco, Transformaciones epistemológicas, (Manual) Bogotá, CEJA, 2000.
* Vélez C., Olga C., El método teológico. B. Lonergan y la teología de la liberación, Bogotá: Fac. Teología, PUJ, 2000.
* Zendrón, Claudio, Cultura negra y espritualidad. El caso de esmeraldas -Ecuador, Centro Cultural Afro-ecuatoriano, 1998.
Artículos, traducciones y reseñas: (Ver especialmente las Revistas: Theologica Xaveriana; Universitas Philosophica; Attualidade Teologica)

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana – Bogotá (Avalado)
Distrito Capital
Francisco Sierra Gutierrez
Género del director
Página web
Año creación
Área de conocimiento
Ciencias Humanas – Filosofía
Programa nacional de ciencia y tecnología
Ciencias Sociales y Humanas
Programa nacional de ciencia y tecnología (secundario)
Estudios Científicos de la Educación
Artículos de investigación

Capítulos de libro

Producción artística/cultural


La Iglesia frente a los desafios de la modernidad. Conferencia pronunciada por el cardenal Paul Poupard, presidente del Pontificio Consejo de la Cultura, en la Fundación Universitaria Española (Madrid, 28-5-2001)


Ser, Trascendencia y Profesion
Facultad de Teología
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Filosofía de la Naturaleza
Facultad de Filosofía
Universidad Iberoamericana

Antropología Cristiana: Bases Interdisciplinares
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Philosophy of Knowledge
A survey of major views of human knowledge concentrating on representative Western thinkers. This historical overview will be synthesized in the study of the cognitional theory of Bernard Lonergan.
St. Mary’s University

Theology Fundamental

  • Different Catholic theologians approaches to doing theology.

Philosophical Ethics

Traditional Catholic ethics has based itself on the history and development of the natural law theory. This course traces the development of the human person as ethical subject. Various contemporary positions of ethics are also present. Special attention to the thought of Bernard Lonergan and his influence on ethical decision making. (Catholic Theological Union).

Church Leadership and the Woodstock Methodology

The Woodstock Theological Center has developed a unique approach to contemporary issues based on the theological method of Bernard Lonergan, S.J., and the spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola. Their conviction is that both Ignatius and Lonergan provide powerful diagnostic tools for effective ministry and leadership in the Church today for the transformation of the world.

FractaGram of Lonergan´s theory of cognitional process.

This FractaGram and another Gamutgram and a Systems Approach, designed by Peter McGuire © 1996, seek to ofer a holistic and sistemic overview of Lonergan’s theory of generic experiencial human cognitional process.

Why I am a Christian

The fundamental thing is God’s gift of His love. And the heart has reasons that reason doesn’t know. That’s the basic thing about faith. And to go further than that whom do we depend upon? The prophets, Jesus Christ, the Apostles and so on. It’s a historical problem. And you have to do the history not as though you’re studying a life of Christ in the same way as you write a life of Julius Caesar but in the light of faith, in the light of loving God above all. God has flooded our inmost heart with His Love through the Holy Spirit He has given us. Romans 5:5. And you carry out your studies in the light of that Love.

Bernard J. F. Lonergan

Viculos sobre Lonergan

“Be attentive, be intelligent, be responsible, be loving, and, if necessary, change.”
“When an animal has satisfied all its needs, it goes to sleep; when a human being has satisfied his needs, he asks a question.”
Bernard Lonergan

Lonergan, Metaphysics and Mythology by Anthony B. Kelly in The Examined Life: On-line Philosophy Journal

Moral Decision Making, Woodstock Business Conference

On or About LonerganExercises to Reveal the Norms of Consciousness. Tad Dunne
Down To Earth Epistemology. Milton Dawes.
The Transcendental Method of Bernard Lonergan. R. Jeffrey Grace.Integrating the contributions of Lonergan´s generalized empirical method for the foundation of psychology as a science.

William R. Eidle
Dean, School of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Guides for the Journey: John Macmurray, Bernard Lonergan, James Fowler.
David G. Creamer, S.J. (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, Inc., 1996)LONERGAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGETalante ético de la espiritualidad ignaciana, Tony Mifsud s.j.
Los empresarios cristianos y la ética. Cristián del Campo, S.J.
Nuevos Horizontes En El Desafío De La Increencia. Michael Paul Gallagher
Cristología Dogmática A 1988. S. Zañartu, s.j.
Pautas de las Lecciones de Cristología para Laicos. 2004, Sergio Zañartu, S.J.
Trinidad Y Mundo Plural. Algunas Elucubraciones. 2001, Sergio Zañartu, S.J.
Síntesis Escolástica de la Doctrina Trinitaria. 1998. Sergio Zañartu, S.J. 1998.
La Formación En Valores. (Abril de 2005) Gerardo Remolina Vargas, S.J. Rector de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana – Bogotá.
Propuesta de un método de deliberación y discernimiento. Verónica Anguita M.
Instituto para la Integración del Saber

Comunicación y Nuevas Tecnologías: Paradoja, problemas, potencial, características, significación, significado, sentido y retos. (2005) Carlos Corrales Díaz, Lic. CC.La Investigación Institucional y La Integración del Saber en la Universidad Católica Argentina. 2002.
Consonancias. Boletín Trimestral del Instituto para la Integración del Saber.Tuvieron comunicaciones: Lic. José Eduardo Moreno: «Posturas éticas (Relativismo moral), confianza interpersonal, empatía y perdón»; Lic. Pablo Figueroa, sj: «

El rol de los sentimientos en la deliberación, decisión y acción moral. Una reflexión a partir de la ética existencial de B. Lonergan. SOCIEDAD ARGENTINA DE TEOLOGÍA. INFOSAT. Boletín de Noticias y Actualización.Las Responsabilidades Éticas de los Actores del Desarrollo. Gasper Lo Biondo, S.J.

Deontología jurídica: Ética del ser y quehacer del abogado
El Dr. Víctor Pérez Valera presentó su nuevo libro
So What Is All This Talk About “Insight Mediation? By Cheryl PicardGraduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution, Cheryl A. Pricard. Director.
“Mediation and Insight: Contributions to the Field of Conflict Resolution from the Work of Lonergan,” in Fred Lawrence (ed.) Lonergan Workshop (19). Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College, 2003, 18 pages; Co-authored with Kenneth R. Melchin, Saint Paul University. Also availble on website: Insights into Management, Ethics, and Conflict from the Philosophy of Bernard Lonergan, principle investigator, Dr. Ken Melchin, Saint Paul U. ($50,000, May 2002, not funded; will re-submit Fall 2002)

What is a Theological Explanation? (2005) Allen, Paul

Eugene Webb, The Pneumatology of Bernard Lonerga. A Byzantine ComparisonA More Adequate Epistemology
Lonergan, More Precisely

Dr. Melanio LaGuardia Aoanan. The Relevance of Bernard LonerganTo Third World Theology

Cardinal Martini and the Mysticism of Bernard Lonergan

Prof. Joseph F. Flanagan
Memories of Bernard LonerganBy Michael Novak

Grace and Freedom: Operative Grace in the Thought of St.Thomas Aquinas


Comunicación y pedagogía en el programa Jugar y vivir los valores

Antonio Paoli,


Departamento de Educación y Comunicación

III Conferencia de la Red Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Childwatch International

17 al 19 de julio, 2006.


Ser, Trascendencia y Profesion
Facultad de Teología
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Filosofía de la Naturaleza
Facultad de Filosofía
Universidad Iberoamericana

Antropología Cristiana: Bases Interdisciplinares
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile