Dr. Paul J. LaChance

Title: Associate Professor
Office Building: Annunciation Center
Floor: Upper Level
Room: 313
Phone: 973-290-4390
Email: plachance@cse.edu

Courses Taught

  • THEO 110 Hebrew (First) Testament
  • THEO 113 New (Second) Testament
  • THEO 221 Fundamental Moral Theology
  • THEO 235 Children of Abraham, Sarah and Hagar
  • THEO 320 Fundamentals of Christian Faith
  • THEO 609 Scriptural Theology
  • THEO 615 The Mystery of the Church
  • THEO 627 Catholic Moral Theology
  • PHIL 205 Survey in the History of Philosophy
  • PHIL 213 American Philosophy
  • MC 626 Ethical Issues in Human Services Leadership
  • Special Topics Course on Intelligence and Doctrine

Educational Background

  • PhD, Theology, Boston College
  • MA, Theology, Boston College
  • MA, Philosophy, Boston College
  • BA, Psychology, Merrimack College

Research Interests

  • Life and work of Fr. Bernard Lonergan, SJ
  • Patristics (early Christian philosophy and theology)
  • Topics related to the relationships among psychology and theology
  • Philosophical Psychology

Publications

  • “Reflections on Integration”, The Lonergan Review.(Seton Hall University) Forthcoming.
  • “Transcendental Prediction in Boethius’ Signification Theory: The Hebdomadibus in the context of the Perihermeneias commentaries” in Medieval Philosophy and Theology from the Fathers to the Reformation: A Tribute to Stephen F. Brown. E.J. Brill, 2011.
  • “Eclipse of God: Voegelin and Lonergan on Constitutive Meaning", Annals of Spiru Hare University. Sociology-Psychology Series 5 (Bucharest, 2010): p. 115-121 & Symposium 16(1) 2009: p. 69-79
  • “Value, Active Meaning and the Method of Praxis: Soundings in Lonergan’s Thought” in Theology, Philosophy, and History: Essays in Honor of Robert Doran, Marquette University Press, 2009
  • “Theology as Praxis in Augustine’s Confessions: A Community Founded on the Humanity of Christ”, Lonergan Workshop Journal, vol. 20 (2008).
  • “The Christian Aeneid: Augustine’s Critique of Pagan Education in the Confessions” in Augustine and World Religions, Lexington Books, 2008.
  • “Christ Our Salvation: An Intersection of Christology and Soteriology”, Josephinum Journal of Theology, 12 (1) Winter/Spring, 2005
  • “Boethius on Human Freedom”, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, 78 (2) Spring, 2004

Dissertation

  • Theology in Boethius

Bernard Lonergan Research Centers

Boethius Links

Psychology and Theology