Honorary Degrees to be Conferred at USMC, Faculty Of Theology & Continuing Education Convocation on November 2, 2013 to:
Dr. James K. McConica, C.S.B. | Dr. Robert M. Doran, S.J.
Dr. James K. McConica, c.s.b.
Dr. James K. McConica, csb, (Doctor of Divinity, Honoris Causa)
Dr. James McConica, C.S.B., is President Emeritus of the University of St. Michael’s College as well as Praeses Emeritus of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. He has had a long and distinguished career in Academic Administration at St. Michael’s and an equally distinguished academic career at the University of Oxford, England. He is the author of a number of publications spanning his entire career and focusing on historical issues. In recent years, his main area of research has been on the Reformation scholar, 'Erasmus of Rotterdam'.
Rev. McConica has received many academic honors from several universities among them St. Paul in Ottawa, Exeter College, Oxford, The University of Saskatchewan and the University of Windsor. In May, 2000 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Dr. Robert M. Doran, S.J.
Dr. Robert M. Doran, sj, (Doctor of Divinity, Honoris Causa)
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Doran, S.J., is Professor of Systematic Theology at Marquette University, where he occupies the Emmett Doerr Chair in Catholic Systematic Theology. He is General Editor of the Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan (University of Toronto Press), and author of the books Subject and Psyche, Psychic Conversion and Theological Foundations, Theology and the Dialectics of History, What Is Systematic Theology? and the first volume of The Trinity in History: A Theology of the Divine Missions, along with two volumes in which his earlier articles have been collected (Theological Foundations: Intentionality and Psyche and Theological Foundations: Theology and Culture).
He is a Trustee of the Bernard Lonergan Estate, a position to which he was appointed by Lonergan and in which he serves with the approval of the Jesuits in English Canada, owners of the Lonergan intellectual property. In this capacity, and with the help of Greg Lauzon, he has established a website whose first task is to make available the most important items in the Lonergan Archives. He and Greg have also established a website highlighting a secondary collection of scholarly works and recorded lectures from many different authors whose work is based on Lonergan's thought, and a third website that serves as a hub for connecting with others within the Lonergan community.
The focus of his 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 currently engaged in writing the second volume of The Trinity in History. Prof. Doran taught at Regis College from 1979-2006, during which he directed a number of dissertations, including those of students from the University of St. Michael’s College.