Michael L. Rende
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I attended the University of San Francisco, majoring in
As a student, I wanted to understand the changes that were transforming society and culture. In the 1970's, my wife and I moved to Milwaukee, where I studied for my Ph.D. in Religious Studies at Marquette University. I concentrated on the work of Bernard Lonergan, S.J. and his efforts to address the challenge presented to Catholic theology by the developments in the contemporary notions of science, philosophy and scholarship.
Foundational and Systematic Theology. Marquette University, Milwaukee WI, 1983.
Dissertation: The Development of Bernard Lonergan's Thought on the Notion of
- B.A., Philosophy and Political Science. University of San Francisco. 1968.
- Ancient Philosophy
- Modern Philosophy
- Philosophy of Science
- Social Ethics
- Ethical and Social Issues in Human Resources and
- Introduction to the Bible
- History of the Christian Tradition
- Theology of Marriage
- Theological Method
- Mystical Theology: I am interested in the work of William Johnston S.J. and his invitation to work out a contemporary method for mystical theology.
- Contemporary Philosophy: the issue of method penetrates to the heart of the traditional task of philosophy to distinguish, relate, and ground the methods of the sciences. Even more importantly, I am interested in assisting students in the task of self-appropriation.
- Catholic Theological Society of America
- Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality
- Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA. 2007 -
- University of San Francisco, College of Professional
Studies. 1996- '97; 2002-2006.
- Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA. 1991 - '95.
- St. Patrick's Seminary, Menlo Park, CA. 1990 - '91.
- Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. 1984-'90.
- Saint Anthony Foundation, San Francisco, CA. Dining Room, Employment Program, and Learning Center. 2003-'06.
- Saint Anthony's Padua Dining Room, Menlo Park, CA. 2004-present.
- Lonergan on Conversion. University Press of America, 1991.
- "The Development of Lonergan's Notiion of Conversion."
METHOD: Journal of Lonergan Studies, Vol.1, 1983.