Robert M Doran

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, and What Is Systematic Theology? 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 (both documents and audio files) in the Lonergan Archives.  He has also established the site,, a secondary collection of scholarly works and recorded lectures from many different authors whose work is based on Lonergan's thought.  It is also a hub for connecting with others within the Lonergan community.

He is currently engaged in writing a volume entitled The Trinity in History. One of the purposes of the present website is to share his ongoing work on this volume, in an effort to encourage a collaborative effort at a contemporary systematic theology. The site will also contain a number of his papers, published and unpublished, from 1992 to the present time and audio recordings of some of his lectures. More recent interests include linking Lonergan’s theology of redemption and the mimetic theory of René Girard.

Scholarly Works